In today’s digital era, cybersecurity is no longer just a consideration. This is particularly evident in the legal profession, as the Florida Bar is laser focused on implementing measures relative to cybersecurity, especially for solo and smaller firms, which constitute 70% of its membership (The Florida Bar Prioritizes Cybersecurity in the Digital Age, 2024).

At the beginning of Scott Westheimer’s tenure as President of The Florida Bar, the Standing Committee on Cybersecurity and Privacy Law was established, marking a pioneering initiative. The committee’s mandate is to develop resources for Bar members to achieve “cyber-resiliency” and compliance with ethical rules. These initiatives are sending a clear message to Florida law firms: law practices must prioritize cybersecurity to prevent errors that could potentially violate their responsibility to their clients under the Florida Rules of Professionalism. This article will explore several ways in which a law firm can protect itself digitally.

  1. Employee Training: Conduct regular cybersecurity training sessions for all employees to educate them about the latest threats, such as phishing scams and malware, and how to identify and respond to them.
  2. Strong Password Policies: Enforce strong password policies that require employees to use complex passwords and change them regularly. Consider implementing multi-factor authentication for an added layer of security.
  3. Update Software Regularly: Ensure that all software, including operating systems and applications, is up to date with the latest security patches and updates to protect against known vulnerabilities.
  4. Data Encryption: Encrypt sensitive data both in transit and at rest to protect it from unauthorized access. Use strong encryption algorithms and protocols to secure data.
  5. Cyber Insurance: Protect your firm from financial losses due to cyberattacks by considering cyber insurance. These policies can cover expenses related to data breaches, including legal fees, notification costs, and damages from lawsuits.

At 3G Insurance, we are dedicated to helping you safeguard your firm. Contact us at (813)-559-8010 for a quote. These simple tips can contribute to a more secure digital environment at your firm. As technology continues to develop it is our responsibility to make certain that we keep our clients’ information protected to the best of our ability, and, in the event of a breach, we have the appropriate systems and coverage in place to mitigate the damages. Call Marty or Cathy at (813) 559-8010, or email us:,

Catherine Agacinski, a Board-Certified Workers Compensation Attorney and Licensed Insurance Agent, together with her father Marty Agacinski, leads 3 Generations Insurance Agency. This boutique agency specializes in Legal Liability and Cyber Insurance for law firms, providing essential analysis of existing coverage, offering competitive quotes, and addressing cybersecurity needs. With over 40 years of licensure in multiple states, Marty Agacinski brings unparalleled expertise to the insurance realm. Connect with 3 Generations Insurance for invaluable assistance in fortifying your cybersecurity defenses.

For more information on the Florida Bar News recent prioritization of Cyber Security in the Digital Age read the following article: The Florida Bar Prioritizes Cybersecurity in the Digital Age.