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Joining-up tech

From client data to cyber-risk prevention, whether a one-off project or a recurring issue, joining-up and integrating tech and IT applications is ultimately the lifeblood of every law firm. Alex Loquens explains

31 January 2019

A good starting point to come to terms with the vast subject that is law firm technology is the importance of cyber-attack prevention and building IT security into the heart of the business-critical applications within your organisation.

For firms fortunate enough to have a team of developers, application security is of utmost importance. I’m not talking about basic application security, such as username and password, but about taking a very real and, dare I say, pessimistic view that your application will be hacked, your data compromised, and sensitive data stolen and made available on the web for all to see or even buy, if we scratch under the surface and touch on the dark web.

DEALING WITH THREATS

My advice is to have your application security tested by an external certified security vendor, a process that is commonly known as ‘pen- etration testing’, and preferably by a Crest or Check certified organisation. This is a commodit...

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