In 1987’s Wall Street, Gordon Gekko said “the most valuable commodity I know of is information.” There is no greater repository of sensitive information than today’s practicing attorney. From M&A activity to patent filings, attorneys hold their clients’ crown jewels in their hands – and often on a laptop that goes missing in an airport lounge. Attorneys have an ethical duty to protect this information, but where to begin? Good cybersecurity starts with an assessment, a response plan and constant training.
One hour of ethics credit will be offered to the surrounding MCLE states.