Security incidents within law firms have been growing as a threat because cybercriminals are recognizing the pivotal role firms play in housing sensitive client information for legal proceedings. Because of this, attackers have begun to target the legal industry with unprecedented force. Even the largest and most prestigious firms with best-of-breed cybersecurity solutions are no longer immune to intrusions.

Clients and auditors have recognized this increased attention on the legal industry, and have begun to pressure their law firms for more evidence of protection and recoverability. For example, a recent survey* of the legal industry found that 42% of respondents stated an increase in client concerns about IT operations and data retention, and 51% agreed that audits and regulations are an increasing pressure. Law firms must now provide proof to these constituents of a robust cybersecurity stance.

For this reason, Bluelock now offers a Cyber Threat Health Review, a professional service engagement for law firms seeking to mitigate risk from ransomware and other cyber threats. This review is a low-commitment, high-impact analysis of current data protection technology and policies designed to minimize data loss and operational downtime. It covers the core components of the firm’s threat protection, detection and recovery response strategies.

With over a decade of experience helping clients maintain and protect critical workloads, Bluelock’s expert team reviews existing security practices with a specific focus on how to respond to threats. Organizations that engage in the service receive face-to-face education and practical guidance to increase resilience and protect customer confidence.

The Cyber Threat Health Review process includes the following steps:

  1. Survey and Interviews: Relevant information is collected via surveys and phone interviews
  2. Onsite Education: Our team provides education to staff and executives for best practices
  3. Detailed Analysis: Our team reviews policies and technology for gaps and opportunities
  4. Onsite Delivery of Action Plan: Details risk profiles and action plan from our analysis

For more information, visit https://www.bluelock.com/cyber-health/.

 

* “2016 IT Disaster Recovery Planning and Preparedness Survey.” ALM and Bluelock, October 2016.
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