Minimizing data breaches

Law firms have often been described as the “soft underbelly” of cyber security or the “path of least resistance to steal sensitive client information,” as one Canadian forensic expert put it. Down south, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation went so far as to warn law firms that they are not doing enough to guard against cybercrime.

Here, the situation is more of the same. “A lot of people in the legal community are coming around to cyber risk but there definitely needs to be increased awareness regarding cyber threats that law offices face,” says Kevvie Fowler, a partner and one of Canada’s leading forensic experts with KPMG LLP (Canada).

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This story was originally published in the magazine Canadian Lawyer.

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