As hackers become smarter and data breaches become more widespread, the threat exists for law firms to be targeted. If firms fail to provide adequate cybersecurity protection, they leave a wealth of confidential information available for exposure, including client information, financial documents, and medical records.
Seth L. Laver, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability and Cyber Risk Practice Groups, spoke with Law360 on the ethical and liability issues that can arise as hackers develop new techniques to access client information — and law firms are left to blame. One of the biggest issues is how quickly the technology surrounding the attacks is developing. “This is all happening in real time, and that’s the risk we face with changing technology,” Seth explained.