Law firms face growing pressure to strengthen their cybersecurity strategies as a result of stricter regulations, more demanding clients, and increasingly successful and sophisticated cybercriminals. Such attackers threaten to steal client financial information for direct fraud, client intellectual property on the orders of nation-states, and even divorce documents for sale to media outlets like TMZ.
That’s why a security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service vendor like Arctic Wolf Networks (AWN) can be an essential partner to provide robust managed security services at an affordable and predictable price. SOC-as-a-service enables law firms with limited IT staff and no security expertise to comprehensively monitor their entire IT infrastructure, detect even advanced cyberthreats, and follow best practices when responding to attacks.
National Employment Law Firm
This nationally-known firm specializes in corporate law. It has offices throughout the United States, and several hundred partners. The firm represents multiple large clients from a wide range of industries, and these clients require the firm to uphold strict standards for data privacy, including 24×7 security monitoring of all information systems.
The firm previously used Masergy’s managed security service offering. Masergy delivered an industry-leading, software-defined networking solution, but security was a secondary service with limited additional value. The company’s security offering did not deliver the protection and visibility that the firm and its clients required.
Therefore, the firm initiated a search for a comprehensive security solution, one that would provide full-time monitoring, meaningful insights, and enhanced security. The firm considered purchasing Splunk, a leading in-house security information and event management (SIEM) product, and then hiring security engineers and analysts to build out its own security operations center. However, this strategy was extremely cost-prohibitive. The firm instead chose Arctic Wolf’s AWN CyberSOC™ solution, which delivered a superior service at a fraction of the cost, and included a dedicated engineer to augment the firm’s IT staff with security expertise.
Within forty-eight hours of deploying CyberSOC, AWN was able to identify two systems infected with malware and performing data exfiltration attacks against the firm. With AWN’s direction, the firm was able to remove this malware and immediately resolve an active threat.
As the AWN engagement continued, the firm has been able to achieve its goal of employing a security solution that “runs quiet”—effectively eliminating false positives while isolating real threats, with a minimum of disruption to the firm and its IT department.