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    Edwards Wildman's Tom Smedinghoff Discusses Why Big Law Firms are Vulnerable to Hackers on ABA Panel, Reports Law360

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    Tom Smedinghoff, an intellectual property partner in Edwards Wildman's Chicago office, commented on how the biggest law firms are the most vulnerable to hacking and data breaches at a panel on law firm cyber-security at the American Bar Association Expo, reported Law360. In the article, "Big Law Firms Are Most Vulnerable To Hackers: ABA Panel," Smedinghoff stated that twenty-five years ago, if someone wanted access to a law firm's files, they needed to be inside the building. However, according to Smedinghoff, lawyers today store data on a variety of portable electronic devices because they want instant access to it, whether the files are with them or on a remote device, and that instant access “creates a very significant potential vulnerability,” Smedinghoff added.

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