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Articles and Periodicals

Periodicals (Check back regularly for cybersecurity features)


Books and Book Chapters

Theodore L. Banks, “Cybersecurity for the Little Guys,” Chapter 9 in The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook, Second Ed. (ABA 2018) (Check out this review of the Handbook to learn more)

Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: The Lawyer's Guide to Taking Charge of Your Own Information Security, 2017 (Science & Technology Law Section)

Bill Spernow and Daniel B. Garrie, Law Firm Cybersecurity (ABA 2017)

Jeffrey Allen and Ashley Hallene, Technology Tips for Lawyers and Other Business Professionals  (ABA 2016)

Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Ries and John W. Simek, Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, Second Ed. (ABA 2016)

Formal Opinions

Formal Opinion 495: Lawyers Working Remotely, December 2020 (Center for Professional Responsibility)

On-Demand CLE/Webinars

Remote Working in a Time of COVID-19: Cybersecurity Issues You Need to Know, March 2020 (Cybersecurity Legal Task Force)

Best of ABA TECHSHOW: Anatomy of a Data Breach: Analyzing Past Breaches to Minimize Risk, February, 2020 (Law Practice Division)

Legal Implications of New Technologies, Part One: Ethical Duty of Competence When Dealing With New Technologies, December, 2019 (Section of Litigation)

(Materials) Cybersecurity is not One Size Fits All:  Addressing Night and Day Differences for Solos/Small Firms, Megafirms, Companies, Government, and Nonprofits

(Audio Recording)  (CLE Materials) Law Firm Cybersecurity Requirements You Never Dreamed Of: Emerging Threats, Ethical Obligations to Clients, and Survival Tactics

(5-Part On-Demand CLE Series) Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call: The Business You Save Might Be Your Own

The Sweet Spot of Legal Tech for Solos and Small Firms (On-Demand CLE), August, 2017 (Law Practice Division) 

Legislation Tracker

Federal Cybersecurity Legislation Tracker (check back for updates!)

February 10, 2020


Antitrust Law Section (Our Curious Amalgam)

Have We Figured It Out? Online Privacy and Security in the “New Normal” of Video Conferencing, March 2021


  • Resolution 112 on the emerging ethical and legal issues related to AI in the legal profession, August 2019 (Science & Technology Law Section)
  • Report and Resolution 118 condemning intrusions into computer systems and networks utilized by lawyers and law firms and urges federal, state, and other governmental bodies to examine and amend existing laws to fight such intrusions, August 2013 (Cybersecurity Legal Task Force)
  • Cybersecurity Legal Task Force: Five Principles,  November 2012 (Cybersecurity Legal Task Force) 
  • Resolution 105A, amending the black letter and Comments to Model Rules 1.0, 1.6, and 4.4, and the Comments to Model Rules 1.1 and 1.4 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, August 2012 


ABA TechReport, 2021

Vendor Contracting Cybersecurity Checklist (2nd), 2021 (Cybersecurity Legal Task Force)

ABA TechReport, 2020

Law Firm Information Sharing Survey & Report, 2019 (Cybersecurity Legal Task Force)

2019 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report Vol II: Technology Basics & Security, October, 2019

TECHREPORT Summary (2018)

Vendor Contracting Cybersecurity Checklist, 2016 (Cybersecurity Legal Task Force)

Tips, Lists, and Other ABA Resources

Cybersecurity in Small Law Firms: A Survey