By Marco Maggio, U.S. Legal Practice Director, All Covered
As high-profile breaches continue to increase and flood the news every week, so does attention to the growing concern of protecting all types of data. Hackers have discovered that one of the easiest routes to a corporation’s data is through third parties.
In fact, law firms and accounting firms were labeled a “treasure trove” last year by countless articles and blogs, and the name has apparently stuck. As a result, clients and corporations have started placing an ever-growing list of demands on the firms that have their data to prove it is and will be secure. No longer is it commercially acceptable to tell your clients that their data is safe because your IT department claims it is. This applies to all sizes of firms. It’s the value of the clients’ data — and not attorney count — that drives the need for higher levels of security and attestation.