The American Bar Association stated that one out of every four law firms becomes a victim of a data breach. Why is this? Chances are, it’s due to the lack of cybersecurity awareness, resources, and technologies in place within the legal realm. Unfortunately, law firms tend to have an inadequate level of security measures in place to protect the sensitive data they’re storing and sharing with courthouses, notaries, and clients. More often than not, most communication within law firms is done via email, including sending and receiving particularly confidential and sensitive data.
Cybercrime is a massive business, and unfortunately, it’s quite a lucrative one. Hackers can steal and sell sensitive information for quite a bit of money on the dark web, especially sensitive information relating to insider secrets or business deals and mergers. Nowadays, law firms are using a range of innovative technologies to provide a more personalized experience for their clients, such as:
All of these innovative technologies introduce new entry points into the network. And even law firms that aren’t embracing digitization are still using email to send and receive information – making them just as vulnerable as law firms that are on the forefront of technology.
In many cases, the reputational damage resulting from a cyber-attack is irreversible. Clients trust you to store and take care of their sensitive information, especially when it’s relating to their finances. You are more than likely storing the following:
If any of this information falls into the wrong hands, clients will almost certainly leave and bring their business elsewhere. So how can you stay safe?
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