15th Securing The Law Firm
Online, 16th September 2021
Securing the return from home
The transition back from fully remote working is much more complex than the blanket lockdown. What should CISOs look out for?
In a sense, the sudden lockdowns of March last year made things easy. With no choice except to secure fully remote working, legal CISOs and cybersecurity professionals simply did whatever had to be done to ensure that employees working from home could do their jobs while maintaining the security of critical data and resources. But the return from home is different.
The transition back to some form of ‘normality’ brings with it levels of uncertainty and unpredictability that few firms have experienced before.
Who will be in the office? When? What levels of network access and privileges will they require? What devices will they be using where? Do devices used at home require quarantine in case of malicious infection? Should hybrid workers be re-onboarded every time they come to the office? Do you need new policies for different classes of employees? Will you need to re-think collaboration technologies and their security? The list of questions goes on.
Law firms are already a prime target for hackers. They also do not have the huge cybersecurity teams or budgets of other major targets such as the financial sector. These challenges will stretch teams already battling sophisticated ransomware and other attacks.
At the same time as all this, clients have upped their demands for proof of security. The audits law firms must now routinely complete in order to service their most profitable clients are becoming ever more demanding and expensive. Those clients will doubtless want to know how firms are securing the transition away from blanket remote working.
So how can law firms remain secure affordably? Is Cloud migration a critical component of this and can firms’ security and privacy concerns with Cloud be mitigated? What other solutions and strategies can help – from people to process to technology?
The latest Securing the Law Firm virtual event will look at all these issues and more. Join our real-life case studies and in-depth technical sessions from the security and privacy teams at some of the world’s most admired legal brands.