Law firms sit on a mass of sensitive client data, and with high-profile hacks, cyber attacks, and employee mistakes becoming a near daily occurrence, the need to increase security of law firm data is ever increasing.
As with most sectors it is not if, but when will your law firm have a cyber security breach.
A trend in the law sector is to outsource aspects of the non-core business and we find computing and networking one of these, especially with the popularity of cloud services. But this exposes the law firm to a third party not applying good security on the data or stopping the law firm even tracking where their data is going, for example with backups.
A key failure in most law firms is the use of passwords and their inevitable sharing, which leads to data being compromised. Couple this with weak access controls on the data to prevent it being read by users means the surface area of attack is greatly increased. This makes hacking data easier, monitoring user behaviour harder and preventing data leakage sometime near impossible.
Our experience demonstrates that linking encryption with access control enables our clients in this sector to control where data is stored, how it should be handled and allows tracking and marking so data can be easily classified and alerted on; should a user take inappropriate actions on data such as copying, reading or deleting it.
At Digital Pathways we have a range of solutions that can provide you with controls to data without breaking any of your organisation’s processes or introducing complex technical procedures that may hamper your service delivery.
If you are looking for a solution provider to give you sound advice call us to see how we may help.