How the Legal Industry Is Sharing Information to Combat Cyber Threats

“There’s only one way to defend America from these cyber threats, and that is through government and industry working together, sharing appropriate information as true partners,” President Obama said earlier this year.  Private efforts and proposed legislation are promoting increased information-sharing within industries, across sectors and between industry and government, and assuaging fears companies may have about participating.  The legal industry is working with Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), a non-profit organization founded in 1999, to establish its own group, the Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization.  Cindy Donaldson, FS-ISAC’s vice president of products and services, discussed with Cybersecurity Law Report how the organization, which is also working with the real estate and retail sectors, operates.  See also “Understanding and Addressing Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities at Law Firms: Strategies for Vendors, Lawyers and Clients,” Cybersecurity Law Report, Vol. 1, No. 5 (Jun. 3, 2015).

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