The legal profession by and large is doing a good job of warding off cyber attacks. That’s the assessment from BitSight, a Boston-based cybersecurity rating company.
There’s still room for improvement, however, according to Jacob Olcott, an attorney who is BitSight’s vice president. Law firms’ weakest area is not applying SSL encryption to their websites. SSL encryption protects websites and its users from a man-in-the-middle attack in which communications between a user and a server are interrupted and information is stolen, according to an article in the online ABA Journal.
BitSight based its conclusions on an analysis of 2,295 law firms of all sizes and geographies. Read the full article.