Beyond the Perimeter
As FBI Director James B. Comey told 60 Minutes, “There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who’ve been hacked … and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked.”
Law firms both big and small are no exception — one recent report found that one in four law firms have been the victim of a data breach. The security realm is an arms race, between those trying to find new exploits and those trying to prevent them, and much like a game of leapfrog, there is often no clear leader.
In the midst of this crisis, managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) can find opportunities to offer law firms the most advanced protections that the market has to offer. Law firms might be sized like SMBs, but they require — and should be willing to accept — as close to enterprise-grade protections as they can afford.
Managed Service Providers offer law firms the most advanced protections that the market has to offer
As opposed to consumer brands where trust may be regained, the stakes are much bigger for law firms, which may suffer irreparable damage to their reputation after a breach. While features like firewalls and data backup and recovery remain essential, the landscape has continued to evolve and managed service providers cannot stop there if they want to attract customers from the quickly ripening legal field.
This shift is evident in many of the latest security technologies, which no longer aim to simply create an impenetrable border, but rather continually work to test for vulnerabilities, detect breaches and anomalous behaviors and react to breaches faster than ever before.
Read the complete article at Legal Technology Today.