How Can I Make Sure My Law Firm’s Data is Protected?

CosmoLex Team

As a lawyer, you know it’s your responsibility to make a reasonable effort to safeguard client information—including by staying current on data security best practices.[1] Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to better protect your firm’s data. Make a security policy Every law firm should have a security policy—and it should be reviewed and updated regularly. Policies … Read More

What Should a Law Firm Data Security Policy Contain?

CosmoLex Team

Cyberattacks present a serious threat to law firms. Not only can they cost you client relationships, but they can also damage your wider reputation. And if you didn’t take reasonable steps to safeguard client information, they can leave you in violation of American Bar Association Model Rule 1.6—and sometimes State Bar requirements, too.[1] To reduce the likelihood of hacked client … Read More

How Can Our Law Firm Protect Data on Our Firm’s Phones and Laptops?

CosmoLex Team

Increasingly, the ABA and state Bar Associations have been developing guidelines lawyers should follow to safeguard clients’ personal information.[1] But law firms actually have a lot of sensitive data that needs to be protected—and there are several steps you can take to protect data on your firm’s phones and laptops. Multi-factor authentication Multi-factor authentication, or using two methods of verifying … Read More

Should Law Firms Use a Password Manager?

CosmoLex Team

You know your passwords should be long, unique, and different from one login to the next. But if you actually follow those cybersecurity guidelines, you’ll have a tough time remembering all your passwords. Instead of writing down everything somewhere that risks being found by someone else or lost or in a document that can be hacked, more and more law … Read More