Neel Mehta, of Google’s security team, reported a bug in OpenSSL, an open source library used to encrypt much of the internet’s secure traffic. In this situation, there’s not much you could do here. The same goes for Apple’s SSL bug. It happened, it’s been patched, and life goes on. But there are many actions you can take to protect the security of your data, your firm’s data, and mostly importantly your client’s data. It’s about keeping up with security practices, staying aware of current vulnerabilities, and not letting inconvenience stand in the way of a more secure law firm.