Law firms are attractive marks for cybercriminals, who have increasingly targeted the legal industry with phishing, ransomware, and other attacks. According to the 2022 ABA Cybersecurity Tech Report, 27% of law firms have experienced some form of a security breach. Security and data breaches can be very costly, with the average price tag rising to $4.35 million globally in 2022, according to IBM’s annual Cost of a Data Breach Report. The ethical and legal responsibility to protect clients’ private information creates added risk for law firms, which must take a multi-faceted approach to protect their IT systems and data. Here are five things every law firm needs to know about cybersecurity.