Have you ever needed to fire an employee you didn’t trust who had access to your company’s confidential digital information? Yes, this is scary. But when it’s your IT guy, it’s a nightmare!
This is what happened to a law firm in the Triad.
They had to let their onsite tech go. He had been in charge of managing and securing all of their technology, including clients’ confidential data. But the firm’s managers became suspicious about some of the activities the tech was involved in. They no longer trusted him. The only thing they could do was ask him to leave.
Now they were concerned that he would try to retaliate and hack into their system. They needed help and contacted us.
What Did We Do To Keep Him Out Of Their IT System?
As experts in Legal IT, we know how important it is to ensure the security of private data. If the tech hacked into their system he could steal their clients’ data. This would ruin their practice and put them in jeopardy of noncompliance.
We couldn’t let this happen, so we immediately:
Would You Know If Your IT System Was Hacked?
Believe it or not, we get calls about three times a year from attorneys who are worried that the IT guy they fired will retaliate by hacking into their system. Some find out after a breach occurs. Others don’t realize that a breach even took place.
Law firms are major targets for hackers because their servers hold very valuable data. Criminals steal this information and sell it on the Dark Web. And according to an article in CIO Magazine, 40% of law firms don’t realize that their data was breached.
What Puts These Law Firms At Risk?
The problem is that many small law practices rely on consumer-grade technology that can’t protect their confidential data adequately. If an untrustworthy ex-employee or “professional” hacker wants to get in and steal it, they can.
“Real-time industry expertise is an important part of the solution – something software alone can’t handle.
“Today’s hackers hold a strategic advantage because of the growing numbers of devices and associated vulnerabilities. Every access point is a potential breach. A knowledgeable, sophisticated team can create security solutions specially crafted to meet the challenges that law firms face.
“The solution, as we’ve seen in many industries, is to outsource cybersecurity to trusted firms that can offer heavy-hitting, managed solutions at an affordable rate.”
This Is Good Advice – What Else Does Dan Advise You Do?
Are You Using A Robust Security Solution Backed By A Knowledgeable IT Company Versed In What Law Firms Require?
Parkway Tech is your go-to Legal IT Solutions advisor in Winston Salem, North Carolina. We’ll assess your IT security and implement a plan to keep your data safe.
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