364 ABA Journal articles on Cybersecurity.
The FBI has admitted that it overestimated—by potentially 550 percent, sources say—the number of cellphones investigators cannot access due to encryption.
May 24, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
A private telecommunications company is selling cellphone user location data to law enforcement agencies, and a Democratic senator has some questions about its compliance with the Fourth Amendment.
May 15, 2018 4:11 PM CDT
European security researchers have released a warning
regarding a vulnerability in PGP and S/MIME, a form of encryption used in email. While the researchers and the Electronic Frontier Foundation recommend that users of the technology disable it, this likely affects few law firms.
May 14, 2018 5:00 PM CDT
A former partner with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is accused of directing a client to hide from the Federal Trade Commission that his cybersecurity firm disclosed patient data obtained with spying software she had supplied while as a federal prosecutor battling child pornographers.
May 9, 2018 12:05 PM CDT
Lawyers don’t have to break the bank if they wish to be protected from cybertheft. But that doesn’t mean they can afford to be cheap in selecting security products and services.
May 1, 2018 1:10 AM CDT
Remote storage and other internet-enabled technologies can create unique ethical quandaries for lawyers. With changes to ethics rules reflecting technology’s role in the profession, many find the prevailing reasonableness standard difficult to interpret.
Apr 1, 2018 1:55 AM CDT
Indictments announced Friday allege nine Iranians working on behalf of the Iranian government hacked university computers to access scientific research, while also targeting one law firm, private companies and government agencies.
Mar 23, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
Ransomware is a growing, $1 billion-a-year industry—and one that has already proven to be devastating to other multibillion-dollar industries around the world.
Mar 9, 2018 7:57 PM CST
The U.S. Department of Treasury raised a potential hurdle for those offering or allowing for the trade of initial coin offerings (ICOs).
In a letter from Drew Maloney, the assistant…
Mar 8, 2018 7:30 AM CST
ABA Journal legal affairs writer Jason Tashea appeared on The Guardian Podcast
about the ABA Journal's yearlong cybersecurity series, Digital Dangers.
Mar 7, 2018 7:00 AM CST
Cyberattacks are on the rise, both in the number of incidents and the costs associated with the attacks. Hackers use the same methods regardless of firm size or data collected.
Mar 1, 2018 1:50 AM CST
In late January, the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck was hacked, costing 260,000 users over $530 million in NEM, a cryptocurrency similar to bitcoin. This is the largest hack of its kind, but not the first. The previous record holder for largest crypto-heist was Mt. Gox, another exchange that saw $450 million in bitcoin stolen in 2014 leading to civil and criminal actions.
Feb 28, 2018 12:32 PM CST
The Securities and Exchange Commission released new guidance calling for public companies to be more transparent regarding their cybersecurity risks—both before and after an attack.
“[T]he Commission believes that…
Feb 22, 2018 4:00 PM CST
Ninety-seven percent of corporate cybersecurity leaders say they formally evaluate the security practices of vendors, like law firms, according to a new survey.
Feb 12, 2018 1:01 PM CST
As technology evolves, threats and vulnerabilities evolve, too. To not be caught on the back foot, firms are using simulations to find vulnerabilities and build or bolster their cybersecurity systems, as well as cultivating firmwide culture change to train employees.
Feb 1, 2018 1:30 AM CST
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