Excerpt: That was the question I was asked to answer at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 Futures Conference. As part of a great legal technology panel, my answer was quick and decisive. No, it will not be.
Look how the cone of silence (check mentions of Maxwell Smart if you don’t recognize the reference) around law firm breaches has shattered in 2016 alone. It turns out that law firms, even major law firms, have been breached again and again. Do we really believe that there will be any respite from the attacks?
Law firms, by their very nature, are honey pots. If you target a corporation, you may get that corporation’s data, but probably not a lot of data from other companies. On the other hand, law firms hold the data of many individuals and corporations. That’s what makes us such an attractive target. And our security is, in general, not as good as that of major business entities – though we are getting better.