Court ethics Rules have outlined the responsibilities of lawyers to maintain secure computer networks. Unfortunately, the solution is much more complicated and well beyond the ability of law firms to meet these global challenges.
Steve Gibson, a software engineer, security researcher, and IT security proponent and author of the podcast, Security Now, has written this week that “…the ship has sailed, and it has sunk,” on computer security. Gibson reflects that hackers have exploded the obsession of Americans for inexpensive gadgetry for convenience. An example he points out is the $5 automated lamp switch that may have software embedded in its chip that routes personal and confidential to ill doers and subjects systems to privacy violations and ransomware attacks.
Rapidly evolving technology places a considerable burden upon law firms to meet their professional responsibility to maintain secure and confidential computer networks. As Perlroth and Gibson point out, Government must regulate or certify equipment and criminalize exploitation rather than encourage the development of detrimental “zero-day” software.
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