Law firms have significant cyber risk exposure, and should be carrying Cyber Risk Insurance. A recent article, Cybersecurity: The Looming And Growing Threat (see here), highlights seven trends in law firm cyber security:
- Law firms are viewed as vulnerable and are being asked to increase IT security
- Data breaches growing – 27% CLOs reported a breach within the last 24 months
- Increasing regulation – will be both a burden and an opportunity
- Broad mobile adoption – mobile devices in wide use at law firms
- Cyber Risk Insurance is important – many affordable options available, many buying
- IT Security important – including strong password security and training
- IT Security – security culture growing in law firms
Cyber Risk Insurance is an essential coverage for business of all sizes for protection from both criminal attacks and employee error; it should not be optional. Coverages vary widely and can be tailored to cover the cost of breaches, forensics, business interruption, crisis management and PCI assessments.
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