Steve Puiszis Addresses Cyber Risks Associated with Lawyers Making Their Email Addresses Public

December 13, 2018

Chicago-based Partner Steve Puiszis—who also serves as the firm's General Counsel Privacy, Security and Compliance—was quoted by LegalTech News reporter Victoria Hudgins in her article "Can Posting Lawyers' Email Addresses Online Pose a Cyber Risk?" The article considers the "heightened risk" of cyberattacks as a result of making an attorney's law firm email address publicly accessible.

Puiszis said the benefits outweigh the risks, noting "I don't know how lawyers can function without their email addresses being publicly available." As an alternative risk management measure, Puiszis recommends lawyers should refrain from oversharing personal information on social media: "The more information you post about yourself or family members on social media, the easier it is for a hacker to craft an email that seems to come from someone you know or trust."

Read "Can Posting Lawyers' Email Addresses Online Pose a Cyber Risk?," on the LegalTech News website (subscription may be required)

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