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Protect Your Law Firm's Confidential Data: Summary of the ABA's 2016 Seminar

Dec. 8, 2016

The American Bar Association Law Practice Division sponsored a seminar, Cybersecurity: Ethically Protecting Your Confidential Data in a Breach-A-Day World, by Hemmans/Reis in April 2016. The seminar was extremely informative and pertinent.

All the seminar slides and notes can be viewed here.

Short on time?

I've compiled the following key slides, takeaways, and extra notes I took from the seminar:

What do hackers want from law firms?

Ask hackers why they attack law firms, and their reply - to riff on bank robber Willie Sutton's famous quip - would no doubt be: 'Because that's where the secrets are." - infoRisk Today (April 7, 2016)

Law firms are ethically required to do the following:

Preventing yourself or your law firm from being hacked

The #1 safeguard against attacks

The ABA wrote in an article the top 10 best practices to protect law firms from cyberattacks.

Their #1 best practice is to "Maintain cyber liability insurance."

There are insurance products designed specifically for law firms that protect you and your clients should the unspeakable occur.

Be sure to consult with a broker to ensure you're getting the right coverages for your unique cyber insurance needs.


Cindy Wiedman, LiabilityPro Insurance Advisors, President

Cindy Wiedman, founded Wiedman Insurance Services, LLC (LiabilityPro Insurance Advisors*) August 1, 2014. Cindy is a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and has designed and administered professional liability insurance programs over a 35-year career working for various insurance administrators in the Midwest such as Shand Morahan & Company, Kirke Van Orsdel, Marsh and Lockton Affinity.

*Currently working with investment advisory businesses domiciled in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Illinois and Nebraska.

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