Law firms need to tighten up their email security and revisit their cybercrime prevention strategies as there has been a significant increase in the number of attacks against law firms.
There are lessons to be learnt for law firms following the sorry tales of the MumsNet and Ashley Madison hacks, explains Andrew Taylor, Technical Director at Converge TS
Many believe that simply backing up documents, emails and case files is a job well done, a disaster averted, the compliance box ticked. But is that enough? Nigel Wright from Converge TS argues that it is critical for your disaster recovery plan to consider so much more and gives his top tips for Disaster Recovery planning.
Cloud computing is proliferating the legal sector as firms see the benefits of having effective business continuity procedures in place and being able to offer staff more flexibility around how and where they work.
Of the many fads and three letter acronyms scattering the annals of the technology odyssey, two have emerged as key components on any CIO’s top 10 list of strategic positions, namely: big data and cybercrime.
June 30, 2014
Practice notes are issued by the Law Society for the use and benefit of its members. They represent the Law Society’s view of good practice in a particular area. Legal practices are increasingly using cloud computing as an alternative to ‘traditional’ IT provision. Cloud computing has a number of advantages, but it also carries risks which your firm should navigate carefully.
As part of its Risk Outlook, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has recently taken a close look at Cloud computing and published its guidance in a document called Silver Linings: Cloud computing, Law Firms and Risk.
The Risk Outlook 2013 highlighted ‘lack of due diligence over outsourcing arrangements’ as a potential risk; citing that ‘whenever firms outsource activities, it is important that appropriate controls are in place to manage associated risks’.
The SRA’s Risk Centre publishes a range of information as compliance resources, including issues associated with IT. Silver Linings: Cloud Computing, Law Firms and Risk is a new publication assessing cloud computing as an IT solution for law firms.