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Protecting data in the legal industry.

Due to the nature of their business, law firms work with a variety of different industries. With clients in financial services, healthcare, biopharma, mining or even transportation, law firms are responsible for protecting and safeguarding the high-priority and confidential data in all types of businesses.

As a result, law firms have become a primary target for cybercriminals, which has made their clients more demanding about cybersecurity. Clients require that stringent practices are in place to ensure their data is adequately protected. In many ways, clients are the new regulators.

When it comes to cybersecurity, it's essential that you understand not only what your legal obligations are, but what regulatory pressures your clients are under. You need to know who would want to steal their data and how they could get access to it.

If you haven't done so already, it's time to put cybersecurity policies and procedures in place to adequately protect data from threat actors. And while you're at it, take the time to train your employees and ensure that the security of your third party vendors is also held to standard.

In this video, Industry Security Strategist, Mark Sangster explains the importance of understanding your legal and regulatory obligations and putting cybersecurity policies and procedures in place to adequately protect your clients’ data.