Posted by: johnocunningham | October 12, 2015

Communications: Protecting Law Firm and Client Data

A recent ABA Journal article noted that “insiders are stealing data without law firms even realizing it.”

Internal communications about the importance of client data, the steps necessary to secure it, and the importance of everyone policing it are more critical than ever.

One headline about a firm’s catastrophic breach of security through insider theft could be disastrous to that firm’s reputation.

Putting together data forensics teams, enabling IT professionals to detect data transfers in real time, and communicating the importance of preserving client and firm data can all go a long way toward preventing or limiting any breach.

If you don’t talk about the possibility of a catastrophic event, then you can’t develop a system to stop it, or enroll your people in prevention efforts through better communication and monitoring.



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