The Importance of Cyber Security: Real Threats to the Legal Industry
May 29, 2015

The Importance of Cyber Security: Real Threats to the Legal Industry

Digitization offers law firms significant opportunities, but also presents huge threats. While many of the top law firms are greatly progressing in their cyber security efforts, a vast majority of small to mid-sized firms still do not fully understand the risks and implications of failing to adequately protect their rich repositories of personal information, corporate secrets and intellectual property.

This presentation will provide a snapshot of IT Security threats facing law firms today and the importance of focusing on cyber security efforts.

Richard Martinez is an IT professional in the legal industry with 19 years of experience in infrastructure, cyber security, SEO/SEM/SEP, project management and team building. Holding a Certified Ethical Hacker certification and serving as the IT Manager in an Am Law 20 firm, he also consults with small to mid-size businesses on their digital efforts from attracting new clients to retaining, optimizing and securing their data once it is received. Previous roles in multiple Am Law 100 firms give Richard a unique perspective of the legal technology process from an out-sourced and in-house perspective.

Jeffrey Brandt has been the CIO for several top 100 U.S. law firms, and has 30 years of experience in the field of legal automation. He now consults to law firms and professionals on projects as diverse as process and electronic workflow management, knowledge management, information governance and security, BYOD/S, communities of practice and IT executive coaching. Jeffrey is also the Editor of the popular PinHawk Legal Technology Digest and is a frequent educational speaker at industry conferences.

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