It’s not easy being an IT Manager at a law firm. This one of the most heavily regulated industries around and now there is a frightening new trend that has the attention of the FBI—much to the alarm of many IT Managers who are losing even more sleep than usual.
The trend is real—sophisticated hackers are targeting law firms as an easy source of information about their client companies. If your law firm is in the midst of a major acquisition for a client, be aware of the possibility that international hackers could be targeting you.
The numbers are dismal—80 law firms in the U.S. were hacked last year. What’s behind this trend? Sophisticated hackers have found that law firms, for all their focus on creating and keeping client information super secure, have failed to implement some key security processes. The result—sophisticated hackers find their way in to access client information. The rewards for them are enormous—particularly when there is a big M&A deal in the works.
What’s an IT Manager to do? One option is to examine their current processes for systems management. Are ALL PCs protected? Do they have the latest patches? Can you get into “optimal PC lockdown mode” by allowing IT teams to assign flexible user privileges so that security and end-user productivity can be maintained? Can you easily identify target machines via network scanning and determine their hardware specifications and driver requirements? Would you like to confirm you are compliant with organizational security compliance requirements by using OVAL or custom configuration scans?
If the answers to these questions are haunting you through the night, you may want to attend a live demo of the Dell KACE Family of Systems Management Appliances and learn how IT managers around the world are keeping the hackers away.