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Data breach protection and prevention for law firms

What law firms need to know about security and data breaches?


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As a law firm, keeping client information protected is imperative.  Even if your firm isn’t good with technology it is critical that you understand the next generation of threats facing law firms. Hackers now realize that the information held by law and other professional services firms— details about mergers and acquisitions, pending lawsuits and new products, for instance—is far more valuable than credit card numbers and other personal information. It is fast becoming the target of cybercriminals as a result.

As part of the RSM and Northern Trust’s Law Firm CFO Forum in Chicago, Andy Obuchowski, national practice leader for Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services and director of security and privacy consulting at RSM, talked about the most common threats to information security that law firms currently face. He also discussed the steps they can take to prevent data breaches or effectively respond to them should they take place.

The Law Firm CFO Forum
The Law Firm CFO Forum is a new program co-sponsored by RSM and the Northern Trust. It provides CFOs and other financial leaders at law firms with a continuing series of presentations on current topics of relevance to them and is an opportunity for them to network with others in their profession. The CFO Forum meets several times a year at locations in downtown Chicago. For more information, contact Barry Rosenthal.


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Dan Whelan
National Practice Leader