Without advanced cyber security tools in place, law firms will continue to experience a wide variety of cyber security concerns when it comes to protecting confidential attorney-client documents and secure product data, for example:
Under the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct, law firms are responsible for protecting client information by ensuring proper cyber threat protection measures are in place, for example:
Some of the top reasons why small and midsize law firms need a comprehensive cyber security solution in place include:
However, despite the risk for a cyber-security breach, many law firms have still not implemented crucial cyber-security policies – according to the 2013 American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Technology Survey. In addition, according to a survey by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), firms have been slow to address the following security risks:
NetWatcher works to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities that are created from employees and external entities, and enables you to remediate issues quickly and effectively. NetWatcher is a Managed Security Service Provider, focused on providing enterprise-level security management services, which only the largest law firms could afford in the past, to small and medium-sized law firms.
The NetWatcher managed security service warns company’s when there is an imminent threat to the network, and helps firms determine when there is activity happening that may lead to a breach. In today’s environment of widespread cyber intrusions, advanced persistent threat, and insider threats, it is essential for law firms to have real-time accurate knowledge of their network security posture so that responses to threats can be made swiftly.
Continuous monitoring is a risk management approach to cyber-security that maintains an accurate picture of a firm’s security risk posture, provides visibility into assets, and leverages use of automated data feeds to quantify risk, ensure effectiveness of security controls, and enable the firm’s IT support to remediate issues quickly.
Below are five key steps to ensure your firm has a sound cyber threat protection program in place:
A well-designed and well-managed continuous monitoring program can effectively transform an otherwise static security control assessment and risk determination process into a dynamic process that provides essential, near real-time security status.