Though recent reports claim government intelligence agencies spied on a major law firm and one of its clients, there is a more common threat to firms’ data security, Mondaq reports, and that’s its employees. Fox Rothschild Partner Scott L. Vernick said firms must prioritize data security, just like any other business. “To a certain extent, we’ve always been highly mindful of the confidential nature of client data, but I don’t know that that’s translated completely to the thinking that we are just like any other business and so we have to think about data security like any other business,” he said. One key aspect to maintaining data security, he added, is appropriate vendor management.
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