Taft's CIO, Andrea Markstrom, was recently quoted in a Law.com article that focused on cybersecurity threats to law firms. The article discusses recent breaches, preparedness, and how many firms are ensuring staff understands the risks, especially in the new hybrid environment.
"As soon as we are aware of any major security incident that's in the news, we make our entire firm aware of that as well and talk about why and how that happened," Markstrom states about Taft's monthly updates regarding potential threats and cybersecurity best practices.
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As chief information officer, Markstrom is responsible for firm-wide information technology and security initiatives across all of Taft’s offices and practice areas. Markstrom brings more than 25 years of legal IT experience to Taft, specifically in large corporate organizations and law firms. She is frequently requested to speak at industry conferences and has earned several accolades including the 2019 NYC CIO of the Year Award from the CIO Orbie Leadership Organization. Markstrom is also the founder of the professional networking forum i.WILL (Inspiring Women Igniting Leadership & Learning), which is dedicated to mentoring, advancing, and supporting women in their careers across industries.