“Anatomy of a Law Firm Data Breach” by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek was recently featured as a guest blog post in the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program’s (Mass LOMAP) blog. Mass LOMAP helps attorneys licensed, or soon to be, in Massachusetts to implement professional office practices and procedures.
Excerpt: Hacking can indeed be a passion, proving that you can outfox governments and big league corporations. The thrill of the chase can be addictive – and the addiction is fueled by the monies to be made.
Breaches come in many variants, far too many to cover in a single article. But there is a general flow to a breach. Since we make a living investigating breaches and remediating the vulnerabilities that caused them, let us take you on an anatomical tour of a typical breach, highlighting some of the common elements.
To make the reading more fun, we have offered up “quotes” from the players typically involved in a breach. Many are taken from real-life incidents.