“Securing Your Law Firm’s Website: A Critical Cybersecurity Task” by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek was featured in the December 2017 issue of Res Gestae, the journal of the Indiana State Bar Association. Res Gestae’s mission is to be a magazine with an emphasis on legal topics of practical value to lawyers.
Excerpt: One of a law firm’s most critical assets is its website – and yet protecting it is a priority that is often overlooked. Reading this and you’re not in a law firm? The same rules apply, so keep reading!
A lot of lawyers simply don’t think about protecting their websites. They ask why anyone would target them, especially if they are solos or small law firms. The sad truth is that, today, the majority of attacks against websites are automated. The bad guys throw out a net looking for websites with vulnerabilities and pull in whatever insecure fish they can find – along with any data held on your website.
If you are targeted, the risk is much greater. In all likelihood, you are now facing a more sophisticated attacker with a clear agenda who is likely to have more sophisticated tools.
See the entire publication here. (Sensei’s article is on page 16)