| Damien Black

Modernize Your Approach to IT Resiliency

In addition to securing their transaction process, more firms are seeking out a multi-pronged approach to improving the resiliency of their IT systems and data. While some firms may already be investing heavily in preventative IT security by implementing tools and strategies to guard against unwarranted access to data, too many of these firms aren’t modernizing the restorative side of their IT security strategy, the portion that ensures you can recover from an incident.

 

It Only Takes One Wrong Click

 

Truly effective IT resiliency for law firms demands a holistic and pragmatic approach, which means an equal attention to preventative and restorative measures. No firewall solution or employee education program will ever be 100% effective, since all it takes is one wrong click to invite cybercriminals.

 

Increasing the focus on the restorative side will protect against scenarios of data loss and enable faster reactions to any given event. As a bridge between preventative and restorative measures, don’t forget to have a means of threat detection as well, since firms must be able to quickly recognize when a breach has occurred.

 

Disaster Recovery Solutions Can Help Restore Compromised Data

 

To enable faster and more reliable restorative capabilities, law firms are increasingly turning to Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), a solution that keeps data safe in a third-party environment for the secure transfer of operations during an unexpected disruption. DRaaS providers are able to assist in and sometimes even fully manage the time-consuming yet important IT disaster recovery aspects such as regular testing and runbook management.

 

This is especially helpful to law firms with overburdened IT teams. During a disaster event, firms are able to quickly spin up data and systems in a secure, production-grade cloud from which they can run operations, thereby mitigating the risk of downtime and reputation degradation.

 

Today’s law firms need to do everything possible to protect client information and ensure if they are hit with a breach, they can continue to serve their clients. Adopting technology that allows firms to conduct transactions in a safe, secure platform will not only make them rise above other firms still using traditional processes, but will also give clients peace of mind their information is protected.

 

To learn what steps attorneys can take to keep client information safe with encryption and cloud services, download our guide, “Technology Solutions Mitigate Risk of Data Disclosure.”

 

Special thanks to Jeff Ton for his expert contributions to our guide.