It’s no surprise that attorneys, lawyers, and other legal professionals have access to clients’ most confidential information like intellectual property, trade secrets, business strategies, M&A, and other personal matters, but securing that data from cyber criminals and hackers has become increasingly challenging.
More than 20% of law firms in the U.S. report they don’t know whether or not they’ve ever been breached.
An alarming 62% of firms with 100+ lawyers say they don’t know either. It doesn’t matter how small or large a law firm is—law firms are at greater risk than ever of a security breach.
Researchers have pointed out that compliance does not equal cybersecurity and that too many law firms that were considered compliant ended up becoming breach victims.
The business risks and impact of a data breach on a law firm can be quite severe, including financial losses, data breach costs, compensation, lost client trust, damage to reputation, and even lawsuits.
But protecting your data is easier than ever by taking the right precautions and using Zerify for secure video calls.