Law Firms need Encryption – GSEIT’s Encryption!
- Let us itemize here the benefits of a Policy-Based Encryption Service
- Reduce human error and the risk of security breaches
- Better enforce firm-wide policies
- Protect clients and firms
- Facilitate compliance with best practices and client industry regulations
Here are some vulnerability facts!
There are two types of law firms: those that know they have been hacked and those that do not!
1. Based on surveys in 2015-2017 nearly 45% of participants said their law firm technology had been infected by virus, spyware or malware.
2. Just 25% of law firms have encryption available, most rely on “confidentiality statements”
3. Smaller firms tend to be more exposed than larger firms.
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Priviledged Information: Interaction between two parties in which the law recognizes a private, protected relationship. Whatever is communicated between these pairs of parties shall remain confidential, and the law cannot force disclosure of these communications.
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“Small attorney firms or professional services firms are getting compromised because they have sensitive data on clients”
Nearly seven of 10 breaches were caused by an insider acting carelessly
Source- Verizon Data Breach Investigation Reports
FBI warns that hackers are starting to target small and mid-sized law offices
June 2014 Large clients (i.e. Banks) requesting security audits and compliance checklists WSJ, Dec 2014