Are you confident that your legal data is secured? Law firms rely on IT performance, security and flexibility to succeed and represent their clients well. With more people working from home, security is more important than ever, and it is crucial to ensure that you have the proper policies in place to protect your data. Here are 3 things to keep in mind for working remotely:
Law firms are obligated to protect their clients’ private information. If sensitive and private information leaks, a lawyer could violate privacy laws and potentially be subject to malpractice. Encrypting emails and files is one of the best ways to ensure that the information can only be accessed by the sender and receiver of the information. Encryption uses a set of algorithms to scramble data that can only be unlocked with a specific key. For more detailed information on encryption and its importance, click here.
2. Utilize Cloud Computing Safely
Cloud computing is simply having a set of redundant servers hosted in a data center instead of on your onsite server. This allows data to be accessed anywhere at any time, but it must be utilized with caution. According to the Iowa Bar, 64 percent of lawyers use cloud computing in their day-to-day practices. At MIS, we offer private cloud computing for our clients to ensure security and safety. Click here to learn more about our cloud computing services.
3. Educate Employees on Cybersecurity
Lastly, the lawyers and staff at your firm must be educated on cybersecurity, especially if they are working remotely. They should be aware of password policies, VPN procedures and what to do if a security breach were to occur. Here are a few additional resources on how to implement employee security training and keep your law firm safe:
- How People, Process and Technology Impact Cybersecurity Threats
- 3 Ways to Prevent Your Employees from Leaking Confidential Information
- IT Services in Atlanta: The Role of Employee Training in Preventing Cyberattacks
When it comes to IT for legal firms, you need to be proactive and prepared. We would love to help you get to the root of your technology frustrations and maintain legal compliance. The first step is understanding what your firm needs and scheduling a technology audit. Request our no-obligation, free technology assessment today, and we’ll reach out to you shortly.