Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Spring 2019, Volume 25, Issue 2

Elementary CyberSecurity: 7 Basic Precautions Every Lawyer Should Consider

By Bill Kammer

Bill Kammer is a partner in Solomon Ward of San Diego, specializing in eDiscovery, technology, and data privacy. He is a frequent lecturer and writer and founded and chairs the steering committee of the San Diego ESI Forum. He has served as a court-appointed eDiscovery consultant and as a stipulated expert for mobile phone and social media discovery.

This article was previously published in the San Diego Lawyer magazine, Law + Tech issue.

Most commentators believe that the bad guys are becoming more sophisticated while cybersecurity defenses are not keeping up with the threats. Our profession is vulnerable because many lawyers don’t like math and don’t benefit from in-house IT support or the resources of cybersecurity professionals. Lawyers continue to be soft targets in the possession of valuable financial and client material. We must reasonably try to avoid responsibility for losing that data, and those efforts should include these seven basic steps.

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