Marc Russinovich’s recent book Zero Day: A Novel tells an action-packed tale of international hackers; the action passes through a NYC law firm and brings the entire firm down. Great story, but it seemed a little farfetched when I read it. In the book, the entire fictional law firm grinds to a halt as a result of a malware attack. Now we read about the major attacks on law firm Puckett & Faraj (ABA Journal, February 6, 2012). Web site down and emails on YouTube is not what any firm wants. Firm shut down; although their site is now back up. Mr. Russinovich’s book does not seem so farfetched at this point. CFO Magazine just did a story on cyber thieves targeting small and midsized businesses, “Where the Money Is, and the Security Isn’t”. All this is a good reminder for small and midsized law firms, at least those involved with litigation, to take steps to secure their data and business processes.