When it comes to cyber security, there is a tremendous emphasis on protecting your clients’ confidential and financial information. You need to invest in security measures that keep your clients safe when you, or anyone in your law firm, operates at all on the internet. This includes, but isn’t limited to, cloud software, cloud storage, hosting, your website, social media, email, your server, your network, and the list goes on and on.
What this emphasis doesn’t address, however, is the question of who is protecting you and your firm?
At any time any of our firms could be attacked. These threats can be external, in the form of hackers trying to breach the security of our firm, and internal, in the form of employees who take actions that they believe to be correct.
Each of us could suffer significant losses to data, client files, and confidential information despite our best efforts and preparedness. Now is the time to think about how you manage client information, the security practices you follow daily, and what your message on your security practices is to your clients and professional relationships. As we enter October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we see new threats and concerns that you need to address in your practice.
There is no sign of cyber crimes decreasing in the near future and to best protect your firm, you need to consider the protections your law firm needs. Unfortunately, avoidance and ignorance are not a defense when it comes the actions you take regarding cyber security in your law firm. Do not wait to be a casualty. Be intentional with your law firm! Join Audrey Ehrhardt, Esquire, CBC, Practice42 CEO, as she shares the insight, training, and best practice tips you need this month and as we move forward to prepare your practice for 2019!
Meet Audrey Ehrhardt, Esq., CBC
Audrey Ehrhardt, Esq., CBC, is the founder of Practice42, an innovative consulting firm and full suite marketing agency for C-Level Executives, creatives, and lawyers. Audrey has unique experience in building and running successful law practices and corporations nationwide. Her expertise gives her a unique perspective when working with clients of all shapes and sizes. Audrey is a national speaker on topics such as business strategy and processes, marketing with today’s technology, cyber security and the science of team building. Audrey lives in Florida with her husband, son and two dogs.
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