Risk & Compliance
Since 2003, October has been recognised as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. It encourages businesses around the world to be vigilant and share tips on digital security and protection. With the spotlight on security awareness, now is the perfect time for law firms to assess and update any defence practices in place, to ensure their network remains bulletproof in an ever-changing threat landscape.
Hackers continue to be successful, which is why finding the right expertise to secure your firm is a must. But that has often proven to be very costly, with many additional costs including cancellation fees and extra for reporting.
Invoking disaster recovery isn’t as easy as some might have us believe. In fact, it’s probably one of the most intensely scrutinised and difficult times for any IT professional.
Where do you draw the line between fixing a problem with primary systems, or pulling the trigger and failing over?
Who’s responsible for making the ultimate decision? What happens if they’re unavailable?
How do you communicate throughout the incident – to both users and customers?
Claim Technology are delighted to announce a partnership with leading medical reporting software provider, Nephos Solutions. Nephos Solutions helps independent experts and MROs provide medical reports to UK solicitors.
Claim Technology will harness the power of Nephos Solutions, combined with their own cutting-edge conversational interface to provide medical appointments-as-a-service for the claims industry.
Highest risk from human error
Through statistics obtained by Kroll from the Information Commissioners Office, Workshare looks at the biggest causes of reported data loss to businesses in the UK.
The fear of cyber attacks may be high and information security risk rising all the time, but the real danger comes from simple human error. And, more importantly from individuals emailing data to the wrong person.
Misaddressed emails, with data inappropriately shared, is still the number 1 cause of data loss in UK firms.
Legal software company Peppermint has demonstrated its commitment to protecting its clients by joining the Cyber Essentials scheme.
The scheme is backed by the National Cyber Security Centre on behalf of the UK Government and shows that Peppermint maintains an excellent set of controls to protect users of its suite of cloud solutions.
The certification is the latest security development by Peppermint which, as a cloud provider, is constantly evolving its processes in order to mitigate the risks around cyber security for its Microsoft-backed technology.
Validating the identity of new customers and demonstrating compliance with anti-money laundering and know-your-client obligations has been a traditional pain-point for law firms. It can also cause frustration for customers who are asked to present a passport in person, or have a copy of their passport certified by a third party.
Tikit, a global provider of technology solutions to legal firms, today announced its partnership with FileTrail, the number one choice for document and records management in the legal marketplace to complement its document lifecycle ecosystem.
O! it is pleasant with a heart at ease,
Just after sunset, or by moonlight skies,
To make the shifting clouds be what you please (…with thanks to Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
So, you’ve got a document you need signed by two separate parties. These parties could be opposite sides of the country or even the world!
What do you do?
Do you send it in the post to one party, wait for them to sign it and return it to you to send on to the other, where you then have to wait for them to sign and return it again, hoping that it doesn’t get lost somewhere along the way? Frankly, that sounds like a ridiculous, antiquated way of doing business.