With an increased internet presence comes an increased risk of cyberattacks. Law firms are particularly at risk because of the high level of confidential information and sensitive data they have access to. 36% of law firms say that they experienced malware infections in their systems.
Thankfully, there are things you can do to decrease your chances of being hacked, and advanced cybersecurity is one of them.
What Is “Advanced Cybersecurity”?
Advanced cybersecurity is the umbrella term for all of the latest security technologies, tools, and practices. Advanced cyber threats are more sophisticated than the security measures that are put in place to prevent them. They are targeted at your law firm. That is why advanced cybersecurity is critical.
By staying a step ahead, law firms can level the playing field and protect their data from even the most sophisticated attacks.
How to Improve Your Security Posture with Advanced Cybersecurity
Here are some of the main tips we suggest for enhancing your security posture. If you’re not sure how to implement and manage them yourself, partnering with a managed security service provider (MSSP) who can tailor the services you need, can help you get the most out of these advanced cybersecurity solutions.
Data classification is the process of organizing your data according to its sensitivity. This is important because it allows you to focus your cybersecurity efforts on the most important data.
There are a few different ways to classify data:
- Type: this includes things like customer data, financial data, or intellectual property.
- Level of confidentiality: this ranks data according to how confidential it is and can include things like public, internal use only, or highly confidential.
- Ownership: this separates data into things that belong to the company and those that don’t.
By using these classifications, you can create a more targeted cybersecurity strategy that focuses on the most sensitive data. For example, you may want to use stronger security measures for highly confidential data that belongs to the law firm than for public data.
Advanced cybersecurity solutions can help you with this process by automatically identifying sensitive data and applying the appropriate security measures. This allows you to protect your business without having to spend time categorizing your data manually.
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Extended Data Loss Prevention (XDR)
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a technology that helps you detect and respond to threats on your endpoints. This includes things like laptops, desktops, and servers.
XDR, or Extended Data Loss Prevention, is a related technology that helps you protect your data in the event of a data breach. XDR can do things like monitor for malicious activity, track user behavior, and prevent sensitive data from being leaked.
Both EDR and XDR are important for law firms because they can help you quickly identify and respond to threats before they cause damage. By using these technologies, you can protect your business from data loss, stolen credentials, and other malicious activities.
Automated Incident Response
Automated incident response is a process where computers are used to automatically respond to security incidents. This can include things like taking action to stop the attack, notifying the appropriate personnel, and collecting evidence for later investigation.
One of the benefits of using automated incident response is that it can help you speed up the response time to a security incident. This is important because the faster you can respond, the less damage the attack will be able to cause.
Another benefit of automated incident response is that it can help you reduce human error. By using computers to handle some of the tasks associated with responding to a security incident, you can minimize the chance that something will be missed or done wrong.
Integration with SIEM and SOAR
Integrating with a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system can help you improve your cybersecurity posture. A SIEM system collects data from various sources, including your network security devices, firewalls, and antivirus software. This data is then analyzed to identify potential threats.
With a SIEM system, you can get real-time alerts about potential threats. This allows you to quickly respond to any security incidents that may occur.
Another valuable tool for law firms is a Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) system. A SOAR system helps you automate the response to security incidents. This can include things like automatically launching malware removal tools or notifying the appropriate personnel.
By implementing these advanced cybersecurity solutions, law firms can protect themselves from even the most sophisticated attacks. However, we understand that not every business has the resources to do this on its own and we believe that in the long run, working with an MSP will cut your costs and prevent a lot of headaches.
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Our cybersecurity experts at Noftek can provide your law firm with the expertise and resources to get maximum security out of these advanced tools. We’ll make sure you never have to pay a ransom. Contact us today for a security assessment!