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In Praise of Legal Firm Information Security Professionals
In a digitized world and a highly competitive legal market where change occurs at an increasingly rapid pace, IT professionals are the unsung heroes. As their CIO and leader, everyone counts on you to keep things running smoothly, but do they realize just how much they rely on the work your team does every day to ensure your legal firm’s information security?
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Triumphing in a landmark case may make a firm’s reputation, but without efficient data management and outstanding security, even the brightest legal minds would be hard-pressed to perform. Information technology undergirds virtually every aspect of the law practice. In other words, the excellence of the routine work of IT and IS professionals leads to the great information security on which your firm’s success is built. Consequently, we believe it’s high time to give credit where credit is due. Trust our certification experts to shine a light on your team’s winning strategies.
How The ABA’s Added Requirements Become Your Legal Firm’s Security Obligations
As the legal profession gradually digitizes its practices, the ABA consistently promotes legal firm information security and privacy protection. It also encourages the prevention of cybercrime and fraud. Its members are asked to maintain the technical knowledge and skills to stay on top of data security. Moreover, as part of their duty of competency, they must now keep clients informed about the aspects of cybersecurity that can have an impact on them.
Legal firm security is not generally prioritized by attorneys. In fact, according to the 2019 ABA Tech Report, lawyers tend to not pay enough attention to preventing data breaches and take very poor approaches to the use of cloud applications. Issues surrounding incident awareness and incident response plans, encryption, and cyber insurance all need more care.
This isn’t news to the CIOs who have dealt with everything from lost phones and laptops to cleaning up after someone who has inadvertently responded to an email impersonation attack. Fortunately, your teams know legal firm security and are diligent about performing routine maintenance. This is what gives your organization the added protection that safely keeps the wheels turning.
Reliable Support For Your Crucial Role
When it comes to ensuring legal firm information security, you know that operational efficiency, pricing pressure and technology adoption are the top challenges faced by law firms world-wide. Your critical systems and functions must be closely monitored and improved if you are to ensure these crucial objectives are met.
Moving to the cloud and working remotely have become necessities in today’s working environment. The stakes are even higher when it comes to making the information accessible while ensuring the security of the underlying data and infrastructure.
At the same time, your capacity to use IT to move your organization forward can prove pivotal in acquiring new clients and maintaining existing clients. Most RFPs have security certification as a prerequisite. Firms without certification may be disqualified. In fact, most of the time, signing the contract with a new client depends on firms having a certified information security management system in place.
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That being said, we know there is no silver bullet solution to take care of every aspect of legal firm security. No security certification, risk tools or reporting dashboards will provide the answers to all the questions and concerns you wrestle with every day.
However, as a trusted compliance and certification advisor to top-tier firms (AmLaw 100) for over a decade, we will help you determine the right steps and find the best options so you can respond to each of these challenges in the right way for your team, the firm and your clients.
Let us support you in making you and your team an integral part of your firm’s success.
“Our clients in the legal industry have specific objectives and challenges inherent to the type of market they serve.
We help them proactively secure the road ahead by leveraging the tremendous amount of quality work done by the information technology teams. Using the monochromatic language of standards, we identify and address deviations, continually improving their positioning and support for the Firm.”
Cristian Dragnef, President Seratos Inc.
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