All industries are becoming more and more reliant on electronic assets as a part of the daily operations. Because of the sensitivity of their data and the nature of their work, law firms face additional challenges when applying IT to their current business operation.Data security and downtime are especially important topics when discussing IT within a law firm.
Data Security: Law firms face strict federal and state regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act. These mandates keep law firms under heavy scrutiny. Harsh and sometimes rehabilitating penalties are handed out to those firms found to be in violation. Law firms pay for compliance breeches monetarily and with their reputations.
Downtime: Because law firms usually bill by the hour downtime correlates directly to loss of revenue. Downtime can also cause firms to miss legal deadlines.
CTN Solutions is experienced at helping attorneys understand best practices for protecting sensitive client data throughout the firm. We have the experience and hands-on skills to seamlessly integrate data security into legal practices.