February 24, 2022

How to Protect Your Law Firm from Ransomware Attacks

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Security Tips

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Law firms collect massive amounts of data on a daily basis. Sophisticated ransomware criminals are constantly trying to gain access to these confidential data.

Criminals use many different tools and techniques to access these large databases, some of which wipe out the data once it has been breached. However, there are certain things you can do to protect your data and make sure all of your files are fully protected.

Here are the steps to protect law firm from ransomware attacks

Security Awareness Training

It’s important for your employees to have continued security awareness training. While training may educate employees on how to spot and respond to these attack strategies safely, running simulated phishing campaigns allows you to assess the impact of the training on your employees. If you want your employees to stay one step ahead, they must be trained to access the latest technology and tools to protect your law firm data from ransomware attacks.

Implement Available Security Patches Immediately

Security patches should be continuously upgraded to protect against any gaps that may be found in existing or newly released programs. It’s essential that these security patches be installed immediately to prevent data breaches. Even delaying for one day can allow ransomware criminals with the latest technology to gain access to your most sensitive files.

Back Up All Critical Data

It is essential to back up all of the critical data in your system daily. Some law firms prefer to back up their data twice a day to ensure that nothing is lost in the event of a data breach. Backing up your data ensures that it is secured for future reference and that it is easily accessible when it is needed. This is one of the best ways to protect your law firm from ransomware since most cloud protocols ask for two-step authentication for access to be granted.

Report Ransomware Attacks

If ransomware criminals have attacked you, file a report immediately with the FBI. Government agencies can handle the case and help you retrieve your information. Working with the FBI is the best way to capture ransomware perpetrators. It’s also important for you to protect yourself in as many ways as possible.

Jilio-Ryan offers robust security to ensure your depositions and transcripts are protected. We have the experience and knowledge to help you with your depositions while also keeping critical data fully protected.

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