Guest Spot on PP&C Consulting!
I was honored to be a guest on PP&C Consulting’s podcast recently. Together we talk about what may be one of the greatest threats to law firms today: a cyber-attack.
Cyber-attacks are not new, and they certainly are not any more important now than in the past, but the recent Colonial Pipeline attack and other attacks that have been in the news, have really raised people’s awareness surrounding cybersecurity.
Beyond this, the changing nature of the law firm, the stresses brought by Covid-19, and new ways of working are making cybersecurity top of mind.
The pandemic has accelerated trends that have been going on for quite some time. Threat actors are becoming more organized and we also are also now seeing things like hacking as a service.
Yes, you read that correctly. Hacking is being sold as a service. There are organizations that specialize in gaining access and in turn are selling access to ransomware actors in something much like an Amazon affiliate program. This means these people selling the access take a chunk of whatever those ransomware actors make. As a result, it is becoming far easier for bad actors to get into this business.
Losing sensitive and critical data is, and should be, very important to your firm. Listen to this podcast and hear how to mitigate these new threats.