Security With Zero Effort

Security With Zero Effort

Do you know that October is cybersecurity awareness month? More importantly, do you know what you need to do in order to keep your data secure? Or, are you aware of what you need to do…except sometimes tasks (like regular back-ups) fall through the cracks?

Maybe your IT person or department is responsible for security, but you’re not really sure what that entails – which could mean that you’re not really sure if the efforts your law firm makes toward securing its data are effective.

It makes sense that managing partners of law firms would want to concentrate on the business of law rather than spend precious time attempting to grasp the intricacies of cybersecurity. But, managing partners also understand how important it is to secure their firms’ data.

So, how does a savvy law firm strike a balance: not wasting time (and money) on something better left to experts, but ensuring that its data is completely secure?

There is a way for law firms to benefit from military-grade cybersecurity without the hassles that accompany elite in-house security. No personnel management. No constant upgrades, patches, or maintenance. No unexpected expenses, such as the sky-high cost of replacing a server. No downtime. No cumbersome back-ups. Just peace of mind.

When a law firm opts to work with a cloud environment, such as Legal Workspace, security stops being an issue that anyone in the firm needs to consider.

No more worries, just security

Law firms can be lucrative targets because they store privileged information that hackers can use in unintended ways. If your law firm’s cybersecurity isn’t up to snuff, it could mean that you are at risk. Having holes in your cybersecurity could be considered the equivalent of leaving privileged information out in the open for anyone to take and use.

And, if a law firm’s technology isn’t up-to-date and fully operational, that means a different sort of problem. What would happen if your server failed? How much time – and how much data – would you lose?

When you work within a cloud environment specially designed for law firms, you don’t have to worry about any of those issues any longer. With geographically redundant data centers, such as those used by Legal Workspace, your data is safer in the cloud than it could ever be in an on-site server. Access to those data center servers is limited, and staff is always on-hand to monitor for and prevent problems – and to react should anything unexpected occur.

Advanced data encryption, firewalls with a sophisticated detection system, and automatic back-ups secure your data so well that passing compliance standards, such as HIPAA and PCI, is just a regular part of what Legal Workspace does.

What to do instead

If you make the switch to the cloud and your security worries disappear, your attorneys and employees can spend more time on revenue-generating activities. And, if you have an IT person on staff, he or she doesn’t need to spend the day running from place to place, troubleshooting and patching up problems. Instead, that person can concentrate on strategy: discovering and implementing new technology that will save your law firm time and money.

As for law firm management? Well, you can just sleep better at night, knowing that your data is secure, and your clients are happy.









How to Make your Law Firm SOC 2 Compliant with Minimal Headaches

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.