A recent risk management survey by Legal Business and Marsh found that “IT security breach/data management accident or breach” was the highest risk to law firms in terms of the damage it could cause and the likelihood of it occurring.
Legal sector’s adoption of information security best practice
The legal sector has widely adopted the international information security standard, ISO/IEC 27001, and its holistic approach covering people, processes and technology as a means of countering data breaches. Law firms have always made good subjects of case studies that show how information resides not only in IT systems, but also on paper and in people’s heads. Implementing an ISMS (information security management system) that covers these three areas is relatively straightforward. The greater challenges lies in managing information security in third-party organisations.
Free green paper explains how to secure your law firm
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- How top law firms are using ISO 27001 to grow their client base
- The ways ISO 27001 will benefit your firm
- Why stringent data security in the legal sector is a key business enabler