Do you know what it means to be SOC 2 Compliant? The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) created this strict auditing procedure so that organizations can be certain that vendors are adequately protecting their data in the cloud. The compliance protocol assesses data controls based on an organization’s dedication to “Trust Services”: Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, and Confidentiality or Privacy.
Most law firms have moved past keeping client data in locked filing cabinets and are taking full advantage of the technology available to them. And, it is imperative that their clients’ information is kept secure, remains available, is processed with integrity, and kept confidentially. If you’re storing data in the cloud, your firm should be SOC 2 Compliant.
So, how do you make sure that happens in your law firm?
The hard way or the easy way
There are a couple of ways you can become SOC 2 Compliant:
1) You could call in an expert (or a team of experts) and have them create protocols for SOC 2 Compliance. You could hire someone specifically to monitor your data and set up and respond to security alerts. You could wonder, Is this a real threat or a false positive? every time something anomalous occurs.
You could keep throwing money at the issue, creating audit trails and getting deep into the nitty-gritty of cyberattacks: Where did the attack come from? Who did it affect and how and why? What’s coming next, and how do we respond?
But, all of that sounds stressful – and expensive. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid those headaches.
2) You could sit back and relax. You don’t have to do a thing – as long as Legal Workspace is your cloud environment. Legal Workspace’s systems and security will automatically make your law firm SOC 2 Compliant. You don’t have to do a thing.
Because Legal Workspace was developed specifically for law firms’ needs, it has emphasized security since its inception. Legal Workspace knows that law firms’ clients’ data has to be truly secure in order to maintain privilege. That’s why its security protocols lend themselves so easily to SOC 2 Compliance.
Legal Workspace’s data centers surpass some of the strictest compliance standards in existence. Its team of security monitoring experts is trained to recognize and eradicate threats. Its staff is trained on compliance standards. Its data backup systems are 100% redundant – which means that even if a disaster occurs, your data is safe.
SOC 2 Compliance can be a breeze
Law firm leaders know that keeping their clients’ data secure is of the utmost importance. Being SOC 2 Compliant demonstrates a firm’s dedication to data security. It’s something that clients want, it’s something that law firms want, and it’s something that Legal Workspace wants.
You can make this win-win-win happen when you let the experts at Legal Workspace do what they do best: dedicate themselves to trust services and safeguard your data.