Scott L. Vernick was quoted in The Legal Intelligencer
article, "Law Firms' Prime Data Security Threat: Their Own
Employees." Full text can be found in the March 11, 2014,
article, but a synopsis is noted below.
Law firms' efforts to protect client data from breaches
entail complex productions when it comes to ensuring the physical
and cyber security of their clients' information. And while
threats from foreign hackers are real, the biggest threat to a law
firm's information security comes from its own employees.
Scott L. Vernick, a noted privacy attorney and partner at Fox
Rothschild, said firms need to think of themselves as any other
business when it comes to security threats.
"To a certain extent, we've always been highly mindful
of the confidential nature of client data, but I don't know
that that's translated completely to the thinking that we are
just like any other business and so we have to think about data
security like any other business," he said.
Managing vendors can be a key aspect of data security for firms
as well. Vernick noted there has been discussion of whether
videoconferencing opens up firms to potential breaches. To combat
this, Vernick said Fox Rothschild doesn't used Web-based
systems for that, but rather goes through a firewall-protected
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