Joseph Neuhaus Quoted in Law360 Article on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration

July 28, 2017
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On July 28, Law360 published an article that quoted Joseph Neuhaus titled “Why Int’l Arbitration Presents a Tempting Target for Hackers.” The article explained the reasons why practitioners of international arbitration are often vulnerable to potential data breaches. Joseph noted that one of the reasons for this vulnerability is that many practitioners are private and do not benefit from the cybersecurity infrastructure offered by a large firm. “That is a point of vulnerability,” Joseph said. “If they are using a Gmail or a Yahoo [email] account and receiving large filings from counsel that contain sensitive information from the client, they may be facing exposures that they may not recognize.” He also advised that avoiding less secure document-sharing platforms would be wise, and observed that the conversation surrounding cybersecurity in international arbitration is likely to continue. “This has all become a quite hot topic,” he said. “The ethics rules in a number of jurisdictions, including New York, have begun to address a lawyer’s responsibility to stay abreast of technological changes and technological threats to confidentiality of client information. …Everybody is focused these days on cybersecurity, and arbitration counsel are no exception.”