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Your IT risk assessments will be wrong from May 2018

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 11-Jul-2017 10:21:49

 Law firm managers are well versed in carrying out risk assessments to justify and make decisions around IT spend. However, from May next year, risk assessments become more complex when the GDPR comes into force.

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Topics: cloud, data protection, freedoms, gdpr, IT, risk assessment, rights

The 5 Biggest IT Threats To Your Firm’s GDPR Compliance

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 08-Jun-2017 12:58:56

Law firms hold a wealth of sensitive information, all of which will be subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Specifically, Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:

“processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”

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Topics: compliance, gdpr, security

GDPR and the rise of ‘datanapping’ – the new threat hitting the pockets of law firms

Posted by Natalie Fayle on 24-Apr-2017 15:48:00

You’ve heard about Ransomware. A hacker infiltrates your IT systems, locking them down until you pay a ransom. Some studies now estimate that over 50% of businesses have experienced this type of attack in the last year, and it’s particularly prevalent within the legal sector.

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Topics: attack, cloud, cyber, data, datanapping, gdpr, ransomware, security