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Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers

Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers
Product Code: 5110741
Authors: Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek
Publication Date: March 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61438-364-2
Page Count: 319
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Sponsoring Entities: Law Practice Division
Topics: Technology Law
Format: Book - 5110741
Pricing: $79.95 (Regular)
$47.95 (Law Practice Division) ABA Members, Log in now to receive this discount!
About Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers

In November of 2011, the FBI met with major law firms to deal with the rising number of law firm computer intrusions, warning them that hackers see attorneys as a back door to the valuable data of their corporate clients. In an age where lawyers frequently conduct business across wireless networks using smartphones and laptops, how can attorneys safeguard client data and confidential information? Locked Down explains the wide variety of information security risks facing law firms and how lawyers can best protect their data from these threats--with any budget. Written in clear, non-technical language that any lawyer can understand, this book will help you:

  • Create secure password--and store them safely

  • Assess the existing security risks at your firm: server rooms, cleaning crews, guests, alarm systems, and more

  • Work securely from a laptop or smartphone

  • Protect your mobile devices from theft

  • Authenticate users and encrypt your data

  • Maintain e-mail integrity

  • Secure your wired or wireless network

  • Effectively wipe data from a hard drive before disposal

  • Develop an information security checklist for your firm

  • Investigate, contain, and recover from a security breach

Praise for Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers

"In a day and age of seemingly laissez-faire attitude toward information security and privacy, the authors provide ample evidence as to why this topic should be taken seriously by every lawyer as well as every law firm employee. Whether you are interfacing with your internal technology security staff, have to hire external security experts, or simply are 'doing it yourself,' Locked Down has something for you."--Law Technology News

"As an attorney from a small firm, I found the book helpful in that our firm had already implemented many of the policies suggested in the book and also because it prompted me to look at ways to either use some of the newer technologies to protect data or simply improve upon the existing ones."--Kavita S. Knowles, Fullerton & Knowles, P.C.

"Another great reference book. . . . [The authors] clearly identify the security threats attorneys face and a roadmap to lower the risk of a security breach. Their list of resources and Information Security Program Checklist are invaluable to any law firm; and policies and procedures should be reviewed and updated regularly, as these issues continue to evolve."--Nancy Duff, The Duff Law Firm