Computer Security Tools and Concepts for Lawyers

11 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2016 Last revised: 7 Sep 2016

Date Written: August 29, 2016


Computer security can be full of jargon and difficult to understand, but protecting client data is part of the core ethical duties of any lawyer. This paper defines some core computer security concepts with an eye towards helping lawyers make better decisions about their own personal choices for security, and provides some basic advice to help lawyers implement the practices that security professionals recommend.

Keywords: computer security, lawyers

Suggested Citation

Albert, Kendra, Computer Security Tools and Concepts for Lawyers (August 29, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

Kendra Albert (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School ( email )

1563 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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