When invited by The Times to comment on Cybersecurity in their supplement dedicated to Legal Innovation, Andrew Taylor technical director at Converge TS provided the following guidance for law firms. His comments were included with other experts in the sector, including our non-executive director Richard Hodkinson, chief technology officer of DWF.
‘Andrew Taylor, technical director of Converge Technology Specialists, says law firms should use a system that includes encryption, scans content and detects security issues, as well as the standard anti-spam filtering services. “Staff need to be trained and made aware of potential threats, including bogus e-mails and suspicious requests for information,” he says. And firms should have a policy of making clients aware of possible fraudulent e-mails and encourage them to check the return e-mail address, and never respond to e-mails asking for payment arrangements to be changed. In addition, there are the basics of ensuring regular password changes and using a reputable personal e-mail service.’
The full report can be viewed here: http://raconteur.net/download-pdf?report=legal-innovation
Andrew’s comments are on page 7 of the report.
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