July 01, 2020 The Big Ideas Issue

The Dark Web, Cybersecurity and the Legal Community

As technology advances and capabilities grow, so does the number of evolving threats.

Mark Lanternman
The back of a man's head is silhouetted by the glow of a red computer screen.

The back of a man's head is silhouetted by the glow of a red computer screen.

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From lightbulbs, cardiac devices and washing machines to the instant communication our smart devices offer, the internet of things (IoT) has impacted nearly every facet of our personal and professional lives. These capabilities offer us unprecedented levels of convenience but also an unprecedented number of evolving threats and a complicated interplay of risks that require constant diligence and attention.

As IoT continues to pervade how organizations operate, the legal community must adapt to uphold the highest standards in protecting client data and operational integrity. With tasks ranging from considering cyber liability insurance policies to budgeting appropriately in reactive and proactive cybersecurity practices, counteracting the magnitude and variety of cyber threats that the average firm faces can seem like a daunting task.

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