Preventing the Next Panama Papers: Tips for Protecting Client Data in the Age of Cybercrime
If you're practicing law in today, you're squarely in the crosshairs of one of the biggest threats the profession has ever faced.
Law firms, by the nature of their business, are possessors of their clients' most sensitive trade secrets, IP and electronic records. And hackers know it. This threat has come home to roost in a big way: The Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca fell prey to what Edward Snowden described as the "biggest leak in the history of data journalism" -- where hackers accessed the firms IT framework and leaked more than 11.5 million documents across the web.