Sam Glover in The Lawyerist blog asks whether lawyers are making reasonable efforts to protect confidential client data his column 4 Ways Your Are Putting Your Client’s Information at Risk.

What are reasonable efforts? Here are the four moderately easy steps lawyers can take to secure the information that has been entrusted to them (for full details click the article above).

  • Encrypt the files
  • Use a Virtual Private Network
  • Use two-factor authentication for key services
  • Use good passwords

Law firms wishing to learn more about the dangers of cybercrime and the steps they should be taking to prevent breaches should read Cybercrime and Law Firms: The Risks and Dangers Are Real and Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: The Steps You Need to Take.