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A 2021 Cybersecurity Tech Report from the American Bar Association (ABA) informs law firms about the rising data, network, and cloud service risks. ABA’s 2021 Legal Technology Survey (statistics provided in the 2021 Cybersecurity Tech Report) examines cybersecurity protection and threats throughout law firms from reporting attorneys. This intersects with clients’ right to privacy. Attorneys have a duty to protect their clients. They must also follow cybersecurity guidelines for this reason. The report provides law firms, attorneys, and clients with measurable insights to improve cybersecurity. ...

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The manufacturing sector is one of the most targeted industries for cyberattacks which can lead to business, supply chain, and economical disasters. ...

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The retail industry is not exempt from cyberattacks. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed shopping from in-store to online. However, our overall reliance on digital technology has transformed retail. Cyberattacks cost retailers millions of dollars in ransomware prices. With today’s digitally focused business environment, investing in cybersecurity is a top priority. ...

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State and local governments are vulnerable to cybercriminal activity as “they collect, process, store, and transmit vast amounts of sensitive data.” The wrong hands can weaponize and misuse data. In 2020, hackers carried out 79 individual ransomware attacks against U.S. government organizations. It cost downtime and recovery of nearly $18.88 billion. Clearly, ransomware is pervasive. The attack suspended “municipal operations, ultimately disrupting infrastructure services for 911 systems, utilities, and payment platforms with state and local governments.” ...

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Infiltrating government data is highly treacherous and illegal. Cybercriminals may steal government files, share and disclose private information, and disrupt politics to disunify the country. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, under the United States Department of Homeland Security, defends the government against cyber threats. However, much of the U.S. government tends to have a reactive approach to data management and security. Since data supports government work, cybersecurity risks are high. ...

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