Many professionals would assume that the legal sector would be one of the industries that are ahead of cyber threat requirements, based on the fact that many law firms now provide counsel to individuals and organizations on proper legal management of email policies, data storage, IP protection, breach prevention systems and more. Law firms work with clients in healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance and beyond. But, many law firms themselves aren’t properly protected, as evidenced by recently-published reports showing the legal sector is a major cyber threat target. Law firms are in possession of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and often much more confidential and sensitive information about their business and individual clients, as an extension of each unique case. It’s critical for the legal community to know and understand what’s expected in terms of their own IT and cybersecurity controls. Clients are increasingly mandating that their outside counsel meet strict standards for data privacy and security.
Mercadien Technologies staffs a wide-range of highly-experienced cyber threat experts that assist the legal community with the development and maintenance of internal controls as well as policies and procedures to ensure they are complying with regulatory requirements and their sensitive data is protected and secure.