Law firms need to understand their 'threatscape' and be vigilant about cybersecurity
ABA Journal legal affairs writer Jason Tashea appeared on The Guardian Podcast about the ABA Journal's yearlong cybersecurity series, Digital Dangers.
Tashea’s 20-minute conversation with with business podcaster Ryn Melberg covers stories that Tashea has written, like how law firms are using tabletop simulations to assess the threats they face and how management would react to a cyber incident.
In one example, Tashea said that a firm he spoke with has a phishing email get through its spam filters every two minutes. This common occurrence has led the firm to take phishing seriously and train staff to spot scams when they come across their inboxes. Tashea also discussed an upcoming piece on cyberinsurance, a new area of insurance coverage being used by law firms to cover costs created by ransomware and other threats.
Cybersecurity and the law
A joint production of the ABA Journal and the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force
Regardless of subject, Tashea reinforces overarching themes from the series, which include the need for lawyers and firms to understand their unique “threatscape” and that cybersecurity is not just an IT issue but a human issue that every member of a firm needs to be vigilant about.
A special thanks to Stoll Berne for allowing Tashea to record in their Portland, Oregon offices.
Listen to the complete interview at The Guardian.