Your Law Firm May Be a Hacker’s Prime Target—and What You Should Do About It

Mar 30, 2022Cybersecurity0 comments

YOUR LAW FIRM MAY BE A HACKER’S PRIME TARGET—AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DO ABOUT IT

No matter what size your law firm is, your risk from cyber attacks is significant. You store volumes of confidential data about your firm, your employees, and your clients, and all that data is an attractive target for hackers. In 2018, nearly 80% of law firms experienced phishing attacks, according to security research firm Osterman Research. Law firms lose, on average, $4.62 million dollars for every data breach.

To help attorneys understand their obligations to protect confidential data, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 483, Lawyers’ Obligations After an Electronic Data Breach or Cyberattack. This compliments the Formal Opinion 477R, which provides guidance on the steps attorney must take to protect confidential client data when communicating over the Internet.

But, if your law firm is like most in the U.S., you’ve got less than 10 employees. You probably don’t have the budget for in-house IT, much less someone on staff who has the knowledge and skills to ensure that all your users, devices, and client data are always protected. In a work from everywhere world, with so many of your business apps in the cloud and staff that needs to work in the office, from the courthouse, from home, or on the go, protecting all that data can be challenging.

You need a partner that can advise you on all aspects of securing your business against cyber threats and ensuring compliance with the ABA guidance and your cyber risk insurance policies. We’ve helped law firms like yours securely connect and protect all the people, devices, and endpoints in their organization. If you’re connected, you’re protected. It’s that simple and fast.

 

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