ClearPath Solutions protects your privacy. We will ensure your confidentiality.
“Is the cloud safe enough for our sensitive legal documents?”
The broadest answer is that, “Yes, it is safe enough.”
However, there are factors to consider. As with all technology including our personal laptop computer, there are many ways to make things safer. But we all get careless or lazy and pretty soon, we have multiple accounts with the same password. Or we have very simple passwords that anyone could guess. We do this because we all think that data breaches only happen to large corporations. That could never happen to you, right?
The human factor is still the biggest risk factor in most equations. Your employees can be your greatest asset or your weakest link. It depends on whether you take data security seriously enough to make sure your staff is trained several times a year. People need to be reminded often about cyber threats. Plus, there are always new threats coming along so it’s important to stay up to date.
You can make sure that your confidential information remains safe whether it’s on your own servers or in the cloud simply by taking a few precautions:
Should You Implement Encryption?
Encryption is an effective way to protect your data and emails from intruders. It uses an algorithm to encode information. Cloud storage encryption ensures that documents are safely stored so that only authorized users can decrypt files. Even if your data is intercepted by cyber thieves, they won’t be able to read it. By practicing secure encryption key management, your IT service company can ensure that only authorized users will have access to your sensitive data. This also helps those in the legal industry with compliance issues. Encryption keys can be kept by the IT service provider.
Best Practices For Key Encryption
Secure encryption key management is essential, but if you follow a few best practices, you can rest assured that your data will be safe:
Facts About CyberCrime
These days, it’s more important than ever to educate yourself and your employees about cybercrime. This is a growing menace and it’s occurring all over the world. According to a recent report, about 80 percent of all law firms in the U.S. have been hit with some type of data breach. Law firms typically store confidential files about important clients that would be extremely valuable to cyber thieves. It’s your job to make sure they don’t get that data.
Train your employees regularly so they’ll know how to recognize phishing attacks. You and your staff should be aware of the latest cyber-attacks going around. Knowledge is still power.
Since so much of what you do each day involves your IT infrastructure, it’s important to work with a company that has the resources, experienced and skill to ensure that your technology is always working at peak performance. Your employees will get more done each day because you’ll experience less downtime. With your network up and running optimally at all times, you’ll enjoy fewer business interruptions.
ClearPath IT Solutions has a full suite of network security programs that can help you build an impenetrable fortress of security around your business.
If you’d like to learn more about how ClearPath IT Solutions can help you use Cloud Services to safely store and protect your data, please contact us. We serve the Morton IL area with a full suite of managed IT services for law firms.