Are You Putting Your Firm at Risk?

So, you got curious about whether you are putting your firm at risk?

You are here because of the genuine intention to protect your firm from cyber attacks.

Law firms are one of the major targets of cyber attackers due to the large amount of money, massive information, and client data that they store. Law firms can have the best protection against cyber attacks, but do you ever wonder why they still seem to get attacked?

Probably it’s because someone from the firm makes it easier for the attackers to gain access from the firm’s system. Avoid being the one who puts your company at risk. Your simple act can have big effects in your firm. It can lead to a serious data breach, firm’s financial loss and damaged reputation.

Without further ado, you are putting your firm at risk if you are:

Using firm’s credential on different social media platforms

Use your personal account on social media platforms instead.

(Also see: A Checklist for Securing Legal Online Meetings)

Connecting your personal device to firm’s system

Avoid connecting your personal device to the firm’s network.

Reusing the same password just to make your job easier

Up until now, people tend to reuse the same password on different accounts so it is so much more convenient. You don’t have to worry about remembering the correct password on each particular account if you have the same password. It makes your job so much easier by typing the same password.

However, that’s where the problem exists. If reusing the same password makes your job easier, you make the hacker’s job easier too.

When a hacker successfully gains access to your email service provider and gets your password, since you reuse the same password, the hacker can also take over all accounts that were set up on that email. The hacker can get a large amount of your data from your accounts. This also includes your client and firm’s data. Imagine the amount of data the hacker can get to you — not to mention your firm’s possible financial loss if the hacker demands a ransom.

Use strong and randomly generated passwords.

Allowing kids or unauthorized person to download on your device

Strictly do not allow your kids or an unauthorized person to download files on your device.

Not being updated with the latest threats

How can NZCS help?

NZCS engineers have significant experience supporting practice management software Infinitylaw and Affinity and specialize in helping law firm technology.

Our qualified experts can train your staff on managing cyber security and protecting your firm’s infrastructure. We keep you updated with the latest threats.

For any kind of concerns or questions, do not hesitate to message us.

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