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Sensei Pens Column For Above The Law

August 3, 2023

Above the Law  featured Sensei article entitled “Law Firm Data Breaches Surge in 2023 ” by Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Michael Maschke. This article is the latest in a new monthly series entitled Cybersecurity: Tips From the Trenches  with Sharon Nelson, Esq., John Simek and Michael Maschke of Sensei Enterprises. As noted authors and lecturers, Sharon, John and Michael speak on a variety of IT, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics subjects. They lecture throughout North America and have been interviewed by TIME, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Reuters, many newspapers and even Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine.


Large and Small Firms in the Data Breach Headlines

Headlines about successful outcomes in litigation are welcome. Headlines about law firms which have suffered a data breach are considerably less welcome.

No one really expected that 2023 would be a banner year for law firm data breaches (some of which were reported in 2023 but occurred earlier). Yet the number of breaches that took place in 2023 is astonishing. Even more astonishing is that cybercriminals appear to be successfully hitting small and large firms alike.

And it’s not just a U.S. problem. In the UK and France, national cybersecurity agencies issued a warning that law firms should upgrade their security, specifying security designed to defend against ransomware attacks.

Read the entire article here.