Kennedy-Mighell Report Talks Legal Ethics and Cybersecurity

Since 2009, the FBI has warned that law firms have cybersecurity problems with potentially far-reaching consequences.

For lawyers, cybersecurity is an issue from a practical and ethical standpoint. Where do ethics rules and cybersecurity measures intersect? Should data encryption become standard? How is “reasonable security measures” defined today? Will the definition hold as technology continues to evolve? Will multifactor authentication be enough? Biometrics? What can lawyers do to meet “reasonable security measures” for client data, confidentiality and other ethical obligations?

In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss cybersecurity in the context of legal ethics, how ethical rules place demands on lawyers to take security measures, and they offer some practical approaches to establishing and following “reasonable security measures.”

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