Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
- Improving Cybersecurity: The Diversity Imperative
"IThe tech industry is grappling with two big challenges. First, it is struggling to fill jobs with qualified candidates. The second predicament, the remedies to which will also help cure problem #1, is diversifying beyond the current homogeneous band that fills the high-tech halls. Both of these problems are even more acute in the cybersecurity sector." (via forbes.com)
- Making a List: The Conflicts Check
"Our rules of professional conduct dictate that we hold certain information in confidence. We hold that confidence to the exclusion of all others, and can even resist a subpoena to protect our clients’ secrets. Similarly, we take an oath to zealously advocate for our clients." (via lawyerist.com)
- What In-House Legal Groups Can Learn From ‘The Godfather’
"An analogy for in-house counsel can be found by comparing two characters in The Godfather, one of the most popular movies of all time. Think of Luca Brasi, who carried out any and all orders from the Godfather, as opposed to Tom Hagen, who as consigliere was clearly a key strategic partner to Don Vito Corleone, the “CEO” of the family." (via abovethelaw.com)
- Passwords Are Terrible, but Will Biometrics Be Any Better?
"Passwords have become a ubiquitous requirement for consumers who want to perform any online activity in a secure environment. It’s safe to say that most of us are overwhelmed by the plethora of passwords (and associated security questions and protocols) we must keep track of just to access our online accounts." (via hbr.org)
- Don't Fear the Robots, Embrace the Potential
"Robotic process automation is not necessarily replacing human workers, but creating more capacity and the potential for employees to focus on higher-value activities." (via cio.com)
- Why Canada is Well-Positioned to be a Global Leader in Cybersecurity
"...with the advancement of technology, cybersecurity — or the lack of it — is becoming an increased risk to small businesses. But Canada’s startup hubs, with enough government support and scaling up from companies, are in a unique position to make Canada a leader in cybersecurity.” (via betakit.com)
- Experts Worry Canadian Firms Won’t be Ready for New European Privacy Rule
"The keen interest in the in-house world reflects how being corporate counsel is a more coveted position than in dinosaur days." (via itworldcanada.com)
- Advice for Young Women Lawyers From Pioneers of the Industry
"While the ratio of men and women entering law school is now equal, there is still a major discrepancy when looking at lawyers in leadership roles. According to a 2017 report by the ABA, less than 30 percent of partners of law firms in the U.S. are women." (via bol.bna.com)
- 98 Percent of Employees Say Their Privacy Is Important to Them—But Is It?
"Between Wikileaks, tech experts, and the Federal Trade Commission, we have no shortage of sources reminding us on an almost daily basis that the Information Age brings both invaluable new resources and technology, and a significant threat to personal privacy. Data is everywhere, and it’s accessible by more entities than ever—including employers." (via blog.kcura.com)