Am Law 100 Firms Mum on Question of Smartphone Security

, The Am Law Daily


In-house lawyers at leading financial services companies are concerned about what they say is the willingness of the outside law firms they employ to let their attorneys engage in business-related communications on personal devices. The Am Law Daily sought the law firms' take on the topic, but got mostly silence.

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  • Cyber Knowing Lawyer

    Much as we hate the thought, law firms, and virtually every other business is headed the way of Company provided smart phones, with all apps and software on the business phone being screened and installed and maintained by the IT department. There are too many "apps" in the market with weak security features that are susceptible to infiltration - and thus could enable a hacker to attach a virus/malicious spyware to a document that an attorney sends to a client, thereby possibly infecting the client's own IT network.

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