Sector-17: The State of Cybersecurity in the Legal Sector

Date: Tuesday, June 16th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT

This webinar will review the findings of the global analysis and provide helpful insight to law firms in specific, and concerned organizations in general. Topics covered will include:

  • The Legal Industry Threat Landscape
  • Dark Web Activity Relative to the Industry
  • Comprehensive Cybersecurity Review of the Industry
  • Conclusions and Recommendations


All the details:

In 2013, the Department of Homeland Security defined 16 sectors critical to securing national infrastructure, resources, and resiliency.  BlueVoyant, a company made up of seasoned cybersecurity experts, including former leaders in our intelligence and law enforcement communities, has identified one more: the legal sector.  Law firms hold troves of personally identifiable information (PII); they also hold critical intellectual property (IP) and sensitive data for clients. Perhaps as a result, the legal industry is under constant threat. Attacks on law firms have had some of the most devastating and wide-ranging effects of any cyber event in history.

BlueVoyant has just published a comprehensive report, “Sector 17: The State of Cybersecurity in the Legal Sector.”  BlueVoyant’s global analysis found an industry that is advancing in their cybersecurity maturity. At the same time, BlueVoyant saw multifaceted, persistent, and aggressive threats, equal to or beyond the sector’s current cyber defense posture. And despite the evident best efforts of law firms both big and small, BlueVoyant observed evidence of compromise in law firms around the world.

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About the presenters:

Milan Patel, Co-head of Managed Security Services, BlueVoyant

Milan was previously Managing Director in the Cyber Defense practice at K2 Intelligence. Before K2 Intelligence, Milan was the CTO of the FBI Cyber Division in charge of technology strategy.Milan organized and co-led the Joint Requirements Team, facilitated by the White House National Security Council. Prior to that, Milan was one of the FBI’s most senior cyber agents and initiated and led numerous high profile, global cyber investigations.Milan was a member of the FBI’s elite SWAT team, and was the recipient of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Tom Lind, Co-Head of Strategic Intelligence, BlueVoyant

Tom founded the organization’s strategic intelligence and reporting function and now leads a firm-wide team focused on threat analysis and research. Prior to joining BlueVoyant, Tom was the Cybersecurity Fellow at Columbia University's Saltzman Institute for War and Peace, where he carried out research on behalf of the U.S. DoD, DoE, and other bodies on cybersecurity threats and policy. Before that he spent 8 years as a consultant based in Europe, working with governments in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East on issues related to energy and security. He holds a BA (Hons) from Oxford University and two masters: one from Columbia SIPA and one from Sciences Po in Paris.

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