Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms

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American Bar Association, 2006 - Law - 424 pages
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The book provides sound advice and offers valuable guidelines and assistance to bridge the worlds of law and technology on important information security issues that face the legal professional every day. This essential guide discusses the ethical duties of lawyers relating to securing their electronic information. If you are a small firm it will advise you on how you can have reliable security. If you are a large firm it will help you to decide what information security duties can be delegated. Other topics include, worms, Trojans, spyware, malware, spiders, key loggers and their implications, and whether or not it is safe to use wireless technology for the delivery of legal services.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Information Security Guidelines for Lawyers and Law Firms
5
Terms and Definitions
9
Information Security The Basics
13
Information Security Legal Principles The Basics
25
Information Security and Legal Practice Risk Assessment
35
Physical Security
51
Access Control
69
Spyware
215
Metadata
231
Incident Response Plans
239
Avoiding Disaster in Your Disaster Recovery Planning and Procedures
263
Cyberinsurance Singing in the Rain
287
Employee Issues Training Termination Social Engineering Safe Computing and Disgruntled Employees
293
ThirdParty Service Providers
309
Law Firm Document Retention Policies
321

Routers and Firewalls Keeping the Bad Stuff Out and the Good Stuff In
95
Security When You Travel and Remote Access to Data
105
Securing Wireless Networks the Easy Way
113
Email and Internet Usage Policies
127
Email Management
143
Securing Your Documents Encryption Digital Signatures and PDF
171
Voice Communications
191
Viruses Worms Trojans
197
Computer Forensics
341
A Legal Lifeline Protecting Your Data in Electronic Discovery
361
Equipment and Information Disposal
373
Additional Information Security Resources Where to Go Online for More Information
383
The Future of Information Security
397
Index
405
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