Law firms and CPAs have become some of the main targets for cybercriminals due to the highly sensitive client data they are responsible for. Another reason why law firms and CPAs often fall victim to these attacks is that of inadequate information and cybersecurity programs, which is common across many industries. Hackers are aware of the fact that professional services firms have varying levels of security practices in place. These factors make information and cybersecurity even more important for law firms. From massive multinational firms to solo practitioners, professional services firms are vulnerable to attacks. Our information security analysts are here to help make sure your firm is fully protected.
Cyber-attacks have proven to be devastating to professional services firms due to the fact that clients entrust attorneys and CPAs to handle their most valuable and sensitive information. The aftermath of a cyber-attack for professional services firms is not only a cyber-breach but also a breach of trust with clients resulting in reputational damage and lost revenue. Professional services firms need to know the necessary steps, appropriate for their size and complexity, to keep systems and data fully secure.
A special consideration for law firms is an attorney-client privilege; protecting the confidentiality of communications between lawyers and their clients. Reasonable efforts are required to prevent the unintended disclosure of, or access to, client information. Our team will help you preserve attorney-client privilege by implementing prudent information security practices, reasonable efforts, to protect client information.
Reach out to us to schedule a consultation and learn more about our cybersecurity assessment and advisory services. We will help elevate your security and demonstrate your compliance so that your organization can grow and thrive.