Recent news stories focus on cyber attacks against large corporations, but about 30 percent of the victims of cybercrime are small businesses according to a report by Symantec
Attorneys are trusted with confidential information. Criminals are attracted by confidential information such as financial records, health records, Social Security Numbers, intellectual property, depositions, and criminal records. Loss of such information may result from a malicious attack (e.g., hacking, malware, or deliberate espionage), a dishonest employee, or theft of a notebook, tablet, or smartphone. Loss can also result from innocent mistakes such as losing a smartphone, unintended transmissions, or other human error that can occur in any busy practice.
According to Aon Corporation, the average cost for a privacy data breach is $217 per compromised record. Further, 47 percent of privacy breaches are the result of criminal activity, 25 percent employee error, and 28 percent system errors.
Getting a risk assessment and having a cybersecurity strategy discussion with eWranglers will undoubtedly allow solo and small firm lawyers to sleep better at night knowing that the growing cyber risks can be mitigated with eWranglers services.