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Confidential Data Leak: 90% Say It’s Happened to Them

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This post on Law Technology Today is confirming the concerns that we have on data security.   Sometimes you are unable to control this from happening, but take a moment to read what follow anyway.

If your small law firm had been hacked or leaked confidential data, what are the consequences to you? According to a September 2014 study by the Ponemon Institute, 90% of American businesses have experienced a  leakage or loss of sensitive or confidential documents within the prior 12 months.  Moreover, an average 31% of businesses’ confidential documents have been leaked, whether intentionally or inadvertently.

The security that it requires to adequately safeguard your—and your clients’—confidential information is an unfamiliar area to most small businesses, including small law firms. Most assume that the programs you subscribe to are inherently safe, but the truth is that most popular software is not built to the especially high standards for the legal industryYour bank would never send documents to you via Dropbox, nor should any law firm pass information to partners or clients in this way. Can you explain why? <Continue Reading>

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