Mobile Security to Protect
Confidential Data | Legal Industry
Mobile Devices and Client-Attorney Information
In the legal industry, secure handling of privileged client-attorney information is of the utmost importance. In fact, the very reputation of a law firm often hinges on keeping client information private. Unfortunately, data privacy has been extremely difficult to maintain given the proliferation of mobile devices and the need for lawyers to responsively conduct work outside the office — amidst an increasingly advanced threat environment. A recent report estimates that as many as 80 of the world’s leading 100 law firms have been compromised by some form of cyberattack since 2011.
Is your law firm prepared in the event any of your devices are lost or hijacked? What is an appropriate legal industry position on mobile threat defense?
“All of our attorneys conduct business on their mobile devices in order to provide excellent client service. We are using Zimperium to enable this capability while protecting the confidential client information that is being accessed and held on the devices.”
– Head of IS Security, International Law Firm
One Legal Firm Experienced 32,000 Threats in Six Months
One of Zimperium’s legal customers deployed zIPS and immediately saw and stopped threats to their business. Amazingly, these threats went completely invisible until deploying the Zimperium solution. It’s unknown how much information was accessed or even stolen since there was no visibility of the device.
According to a recent Workshare study, 94% of legal professionals now say they are using personal (or BYOD) devices for work, and a staggering 100% say they need to access client documents outside the office to get work done. Clearly the potential for device-based exploits will only increase over time, as law firms and the private client data they handle make ideal targets for hackers.