Why you should consider a second layer of security for your firm and client data:
It’s hard to overstate the importance of data security for law firms, particularly as reports of cyber attacks and fraudulent schemes regularly pour in.
Even with an advanced IT infrastructure with the securest back-end technology in place, every law firm possesses one critical vulnerability: human nature.
Passwords are the golden keys to your system, and you rely on your employees to safeguard them. But hackers tend to be very resourceful, and they know exactly how to take advantage of employee weaknesses. They can easily capture passwords by methods such as sending your employees phishing emails with links that appear to be legitimate, baiting them with false public WiFi access points, or by installing key loggers on your mobile devices.
In recent weeks, we've seen an increase in the number of phishing emails targeting Canadian law firms, and with more firms operating with a remote workforce, we expect these phishing attempts to continue to ramp up.
For this reason, we strongly recommend that all law firms implement two-factor authentication.
Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security, keeping your system and data secure even if your password is compromised. It is a method of confirming a user's claimed identity by using a combination of two different factors - their login credentials and a second verification step.
LexCloud.ca uses Duo, a trusted access solution that uses a simple and convenient phone app to verify that your employees are who they claim to be, every time they log in to the system from outside of the office.
Easy, one-tap authentication:
- Employees log in to their device or virtual desktop
- They tap a Duo Push button on their phone to verify their identity
- They're in - employees can now securely access their files and applications
The Duo Mobile app works on every mobile device – Android phones, iPhones, iPads, even the Apple Watch.
Do you have concerns about your law firm's data security?
Read our blog post, Onsite IT: Is it Risky? to learn about the security differences between onsite and Private Cloud IT for law firms.