The Risks of Unstructured Data
Every day, law firms and legal departments handle trade secrets, regulated information, and other privileged information. Not only are they trusted to keep this information safe from unauthorized access, but they are also increasingly relied on to help organisations defend against and respond to data breaches. This dual role makes information owned by legal professions an attractive target for persistent and opportunistic attackers. Leaks of the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers are infamous examples of the need for legal professionals to take great care in how they are share client matters and other sensitive information. Attorneys and their staff must have an easy yet secure way to share, yet control and audit sensitive information with clients, opposing counsel, regulators, and others.
The Cipherpoint Solution for Law Firms
Cipherpoint’s data-centric security solutions allow law firms and legal departments to locate, classify, and securely share sensitive and regulated information. Cipherpoint solutions allow information owners to share information while maintaining control of it, even when granting access to external users. Automating complex processes such as file classification, encryption and key management, and access management means more time billed to clients and less time administering IT. Further, real-time activity logging and digital fingerprints for files makes it easy to comply with chain of custody requirements.