Law firms are increasingly finding themselves to be targets for cyber criminals. This is not necessarily because law firms are making more money, but because they are storing more information than ever before. Hackers are aware that data is transitioning to digital storage in every business, but law firms especially are full of personal data that is a goldmine on black markets. Organizations need to be prepared to secure that data or it will be compromised. Breaches are often severe and can cause significant financial losses or damage to reputation, often irreparably.
Make cyber security a top priority in your business! Too often, risks are understated so they can fit budgets or be ignored altogether. This is the scenario that allows for incidents to occur. Be realistic about the risks you face, and your ability to address them. Many times, small businesses are not equipped to handle daily duties as well as worrying about external threats. Dedicate personnel to IT services or outsource the work to an MSP. The most important thing is to have a voice who understands the severity of the situation and is equipped to act on it.
Clients are more and more often looking at the measures a business implements when considering their options, and for good reason. Signing up to work with or use the services of a given business means sharing sensitive information. Having good policies in place increases the confidence that clients will have when enlisting your help. It makes for a great marketing point as well, as it shows that a firm is serious about cyber security, not to mention the freedom it gives businesses to scale knowing that any amount of information is handled safely. Cyber security is more than a defense, it can open doors to partnerships and lead to opportunities that were otherwise not present.
I hope you find these tips helpful. For more details on how to apply these tips to your business, please contact me, your strategic technology planner, at SecurityFirst@BrickTechIT.com or at (407) 244-4494.
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