Stephenie Yeung Published “Cybersecurity for Midsize and Smaller Law Firms: 10 Tips to Take Action Now”On July 19, 2018 by Schnader
Stephenie Wingyuen Yeung published “Cybersecurity for Midsize and Smaller Law Firms: 10 Tips to Take Action Now”, featured in the 2018 Cybersecurity Supplement of The Legal Intelligencer. The article addresses practical steps that will enable firms to identify their risks, take appropriate action, and protect their systems and clients. Yeung is Co-Chair of Schnader’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group.
“It is no secret that cyberattackers consider law firms to be rich sources of valuable data. Escalating risks and client expectations mandate that midsize and smaller firms, with fewer than 200 attorneys, treat cybersecurity as a core element of their legal practice. Like their larger counterparts, midsized and smaller firms must comply with rules of professional responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized access to or disclosure of information relating to client representation. Moreover, smaller law firms must contend with many of the same cybersecurity challenges and threat actors as larger firms. With ransomware attacks and data breaches constantly in the news, clients increasingly demand and expect their vendors—law firms included—to take steps to improve and ensure data security. In this evolving landscape, it is no longer reasonable for any firm, large or small, to treat cybersecurity as solely an information technology issue.”