All large professional services organisations have considered remote working for their teams. You might be a large law firm offering one day a week working from home, or a finance house with a client-facing team that’s on the move. Maybe you’re an HR Director who’s noticed how few people are in the office at any one time.
This is for you, the CSIO, the Information Security Manager, the Lead Partner, the security admin guy or gal. This is for you, working over there in the IT team, the risk function, the Information Security group.
With the new General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on May 25th this year, and with the threat of stricter audits, law firms are under increased pressure when handling sensitive and confidential client data.
I recently had an email from Microsoft Bing Places requesting that I ensure our company registration record was up-to-date. The experience which followed was a good reminder of the frustrations of users when dealing with inefficient processes delivered by IT solutions.
We’re living in a very fast-moving and ever-changing world. A world where cyber security (or the lack of it) is mainstream, daily news. Market and technology developments have opened growing opportunities for criminal activity.
If the notorious Equifax breach of 2017 taught businesses anything, it’s what can happen if you fail to patch known vulnerabilities promptly. In fact, it’s no exaggeration to suggest that this may be the biggest cybersecurity risk facing your organisation. New research out over the past week highlights the scale of the problem facing organisations, and points the way to some solutions.
Good research, careful preparation and excellent client care can all be spoiled by lack of organisation. It is important that everyone in your practice follows procedures, and this must include partners and directors – nobody should be exempt from compliance because of their status.
As you consider your choices for where and how you store your business files, try to imagine the legal and financial consequences of having your confidential information stolen, mismanaged or damaged. In this blog post, we discuss what you need to know about file storage facilities that will help you protect your business.