The American Lawyer quoted Michael Vatis in a January 7 article titled "'Dark Overlord' Hack Shows Mounting Cyber Risks for Law Firms." The article discusses the cyber hack by a group known as "Dark Overlord" which obtained information from dozens of firms involved in the litigation that stemmed from the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. According to the article, the hack illustrates the challenge all law firms face.
Vatis says: "There's all sorts of external entities that law firms may have to engage in communications with, and if those are obtained by a hacker, at the very least it's embarrassing, but also quite damaging, not just to the firm but also to its clients. The duties for a law firm go far beyond making sure its own networks and data responsibilities are kept securely."
The full article can be read at The American Lawyer (subscription required).