Law.com’s annual Legalweek conference debuted in a new virtual format last week. A premier event for the legal community that brings together vendors and thought leaders in technology, management, consulting, and other practices related to the field of law, this year’s Legalweek(year) series will also feature virtual events in March, April, May, and July.
The show includes tracks covering important aspects of legal operations, legal automation, eDiscovery and data science, practice management, legal business strategies, and many more areas of interest to those in the field of law.
One of the hottest topics at the conference in recent years has been cybersecurity and data privacy. 2021, of course, was no exception. In fact, the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on business dynamics and the increasing reliance on remote workers has only amplified that fact.
Legal data is a prize target of cybercriminals around the globe, and law firms must continually evolve their data protection efforts to ensure the safekeeping of data, including corporate data and intellectual property. Moreover, they have a legal and ethical obligation to protect privileged client data.
The Key to Keeping Firms Protected? Efficient Security Operations
With an increased reliance on the cloud and new digital tools, law firms—like companies in other industries—find themselves with an imminent need to boost their security posture and eliminate security gaps caused by a growing attack surface and evolving threat landscape. To stay ahead of today’s increasingly sophisticated threats requires comprehensive security operations functions that incorporate the best technologies, the best people, and the best business processes.
Arctic Wolf hosted a virtual booth at Legalweek(year) where we greeted both customers and prospects alike during the first three days of the show. What’s more, we also held a speaking session on how law firms can leverage security operations within their organizations. The event featured a conversation on real world security operations applications between Sam McLane, chief technology services officer at Arctic Wolf, and Matt Berg, senior director of information technology at Wolf Greenfield, an Arctic Wolf customer.
Sam and Matt discussed how security operations help lift the firm’s security posture by reducing both the likelihood and the impact of a cyberattack or data breach. By eliminating vulnerabilities and security gaps through risk assessment and management, you can limit areas of exposure where hackers might otherwise strike. To reduce the impact of an attack necessitates 24x7 monitoring of your network and systems to detect threats when they appear, and then the ability to respond to them as appropriate.
Wolf Greenfield uses the Arctic Wolf® Managed Risk and Managed Detection and Response solutions—both managed by the Arctic Wolf Concierge Security® Team—address these areas accordingly. And during their session, Sam and Matt talked about these solutions and how they also help firms meet compliance obligations for clients such as GDPR and CCPA, as well as meet vendor risk management requirements that many leading companies have for firms they wish to retain.