In part three of this three-part series following ILTACON 2018 sessions on the same topics, we discuss RESPONSE. This blog follows the highly anticipated session on the response of DLA Piper after last year's NotPetya malware attack.
In the age of Panama Papers, WikiLeaks and near-daily news stories of data breaches and hacks, law firms understand they must take measures to ensure information security is a priority. From technological safeguards to employee education programs, most law firms have implemented information security strategies to help protect their firm and client data from outside threats. However, there is another challenge looming on the horizon: data privacy.
As the number and complexity of security audits continue to expand, law firms must pay more attention than ever to the risks posed by their vendors. In an increasingly outsourced world, law firms have to ensure their vendor partners closely guard the private and confidential information entrusted to them.
For several years now, my colleagues and I have been traveling and consulting with Law Firmsaround this globe of ours to assist them in effectively implementing a Security Awareness Program that targets and addresses the People side of security. It has become a well-documented fact that people are the primary target of those that want to gain access to the information that we in law firms have the privilege to handle.
This is the time of the year around our house where we are approaching a heightened holiday season (yes, I'm including Halloween in that list …don't judge). It's always a good time of the year to remind ourselves of a very important truth …WHAT YOU DO MATTERS …YES, EVEN YOU! …and what you do impacts more than just you!