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Think your firm is secure from hackers? Think again?

By Mike Bridges, IT Divisional Head at EBC Group

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Posted 17 Feb 2014

As legal firms battle to keep up with an advancing virtual environment, the need to protect their sensitive and confidential data against online threats has never been more important.

With even the best security now being breached, hackers can be in networks with no trail or trace, undetected for up to 18 months.

However, many legal practices are still failing to address the threat of cyber attacks, leaving their networks wide open to hacker infiltration and gambling with the prospect of significant financial loss and reputational implications.

Requiring the best solutions to protect sensitive data and comply with rigorous regulations, EBC Group now offer legal practices the latest in hacker defence systems, with our advanced ‘WatchGuard’ solution providing intelligently layered security and innovative flexibility for any law firm.

Protecting your essential legal data, WatchGuard is strategically designed to save both time and money, through it’s forward thinking technology that delivers an in-depth security approach for practices of any size.  Effectively combining an award-winning firewall with the best in class service, WatchGuard will actively meet the challenges of any legal practice.

As cyber crime rapidly gains momentum throughout the legal sector, industry-leading publication Legal Week,conducted an in-depth study earlier this year, exploring the growing threat of cyber crime in the legal practice and the implications on businesses.

Its findings concluded that hackers see law firms as a ‘weak link in the information chain’, with the failure to tackle online security leaving clients increasingly vulnerable. In light of this, few businesses believe that they are sufficiently prepared for such attacks, with just 10% of law firms with any optimism about their readiness.

‘Having witnessed the growing power of cyber attacks and security breaches, EBC Group knows the security risks legal firms face each day’ comments Faisal Iqbal, Group Technical Director at EBC Group. ‘The legal industry is prime target for hackers, and our WatchGuard solution is designed to actively counteract any advanced cyber attack’.

For law firms, WatchGuard adds that vital layer of protection that is central to the running of any successful practice. Its intrusion prevention technology provides real time protection against network threats, in addition to offering the latest and most advanced filtering and anti-spam systems.

If you would like to find out how WatchGuard can benefit your legal practice, EBC Group’s highly trained team are available to discuss your legal needs and advise you on securing your business.

Tags: Documentation Security, Cyber Security

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