Blog - Converge TS

Guidance for law firms reviewing email and cybercrime security

Posted by Andrew Taylor on 20-Jul-2016 12:00:00

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.

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Topics: cloud, Law Firm, security, SRA

The cybercrime industry gathers strength daily

Posted by Andrew Taylor on 26-Oct-2015 11:51:39

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

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Topics: cybercrime, law firms, SRA

How safe is your data? Top Tips for Disaster Recovery Planning

Posted by Nigel Wright on 28-Jul-2015 22:07:15

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.

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Topics: business continuity, compliance, law, legal data, legal firm, disaster recovery, SRA

The questions law firms should be asking their Cloud computing providers

Posted by Nigel Wright on 27-Jul-2015 15:40:50

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.

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Topics: cloud, converge, Law Firm, Legal, SRA

Handling your firm’s approach to the big data boom and cybercrime risks

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 06-May-2015 09:31:59

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.

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Topics: compliance, cybercrime, law firms, Legal, risk, SRA

The Law Society's practice notes on Cloud Computing

Posted by Nigel Wright on 30-Jun-2014 10:01:01

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.

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Topics: cloud computing, compliance, law society, SRA

Cloud and Risk: SRA Guidelines

Posted by Nigel Wright on 29-Apr-2014 14:11:33

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’.

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Topics: cloud, SRA compliance, risk, SRA

Silver Linings: the SRA publishes its advice on Cloud

Posted by Nigel Wright on 12-Dec-2013 15:06:32

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.

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Topics: Silver Linings, SRA