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.
LexCloud.ca’s Cloud Desktop™ is a highly secure solution that comes with regular system monitoring, security patching, updates and management, putting our clients a cut above other systems. However, even 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 clone 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.
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 users’ claimed identities by using a combination of two different factors.
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 via Cloud Desktop.
How it Works
Easy, one-tap authentication:
- Log in to Cloud Desktop
- Tap the DUO Push app on your phone to verify your identity
- You're in! Securely access your files and apps
The Duo Mobile app works on every mobile device – Android phones, iPhones, iPads, even the Apple Watch.
If you're a LexCloud.ca client and you'd like to learn more about setting up two-factor authentication for your firm, contact us today!
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