You don’t know if your client data is vulnerable to prying eyes, terminated employees, or even overbearing eDiscovery laws – and if your firm is therefore at risk of legal action.

Common Symptoms

Here are some tell-tale signs that your firm could use some help with solving this problem:

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No one in the firm quite knows what security measures are in place to keep your client data secure, which makes your partners uneasy.

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There’s no regular training to educate attorneys and staff on the latest threats, what they look like, and how to avoid them.

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You haven’t set clear parameters for how your attorneys are to work remotely or set their passwords. You hope they aren’t saving confidential files to their personal machines, but can’t be sure.

How To Solve It

Here are some ways your firm can approach this problem:
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Stick with the status quo

For some firms, being a little worried about a security breach isn’t enough to justify any sort of action or investment; you aren’t subject to any compliance regulations, you’re comfortable assuming the risk, and can continue with business as usual.

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Work with an outsourced IT provider

Hire an outsourced IT firm that can leverage their team’s expertise in aggregate and on your firm’s behalf. They can scale their support services to meet your firm’s precise needs so you’re only paying for what will deliver the results you’re looking for.

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Engage with a security expert

If your firm faces stringent compliance regulations, if you’ve experienced a breach, or if a breach would hurt your reputation, you might consider working with a cybersecurity firm in addition to your regular IT support; these companies have robust tools and expertise to bring to bear.

Need help choosing the right path?

To learn more…

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