According to the National Law Review, "the most serious consequence of a law firm security breach is loss or unauthorized access to sensitive client data. However, the Survey shows there was a low incidence of this, only about 2% of breaches overall resulted in loss of client data. Other concerning consequences of the breaches are significant though. 37% reported business downtime/loss of billable hours, 28% reported hefty fees for correction including consulting fees, 22% reported costs associated with having to replace hardware/software, and 14% reported loss of important files and information". What does this mean? In the end the cost of a data breach is nothing you or your firm can afford.
According to Scott Angelo, chief information officer for K&L Gates LLP, "The key is that the highest person in the organization, the CEO, has to support your efforts," Angelo said. "Without that support, there will be challenges. Partners want to make their clients happy and don't always want to say no, and clients often ask us, from an IT perspective, to do things that aren't the most secure. So if a partner discusses the conflict with the CEO, you want him or her to be behind the firm's security plan." And as a security company this is true. Our expereince is your fort is as good as the army who protects it.... but the orders come from the king! From CEO to cleaning services security essentials and support is a collaborative effort.