Legal Firms Are a Growing Target
Today's reality is that law offices and legal firms are an attractive target for cyber attackers. While breaches don’t always make national news, the attacks are growing in frequency for several reasons:
Less Sophisticated Security and Compliance Programs
Most legal firms struggle with lack of comprehensive security program, security best practices, and lean IT teams, often leaving them exposed to loss of confidential client information.
Legal firms no longer have a simple on-premises network, and increasingly use mobile, cloud-based, or hybrid solutions. Increasing number of applications and connected workplace create potential weak links and vulnerabilities exposing the legal firm to loss of sensitive client data, financial fraud, and business disruptions.
Cybercriminals often view legal firms as a prime entry point into a larger target, as we’ve seen with many highly-publicized data breaches at large organizations.
Legal Industry Challenges
The legal industry is facing a dramatic increase in attacks such as ransomware, phishing attacks and theft of confidential information. Legal firms must comply with a patchwork of state and federal laws governing the protection of sensitive client and employee data. Furthermore, any breach can cause irreparable harm to the firm’s reputation, resulting in loss of clients and future business.
There is a need for continuous security monitoring and assessment of security controls and best practices as well as continuous vulnerability assessment. Investments in security monitoring technology are often underutilized because legal organizations do not have enough IT staff. Monitoring thousands of log events, and detecting and fixing vulnerabilities and missing patches is an extremely challenging task.
How Cygilant Helps Legal Organizations
Due to limited IT budgets, it is common for legal organizations to have a small IT team tasked with all aspects of IT operations. As a result, lean IT teams are resource constrained to protect their critical IT assets from cyber attacks and comply with regulations.
Cygilant’s SOCVue services offer an affordable set of subscription-based services to deliver increased security visibility and guidance effectively reducing cyber risks and meeting compliance challenges. Cygilant can help you monitor and protect you from a costly data breach. Our team of GSOC security analysts, working as an extension of your IT team, provide 24x7x365 monitoring of your IT environment to detect, analyze and respond to suspicious activity from cyber attacks. We conduct periodic vulnerability and patch scans to identify vulnerability and missing patches, prioritize them, and provide guidance on fixing vulnerabilities and patches based on business risk to continually reduce the attack surface, all the while providing an auditable record to help you meet regulatory requirements.
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