Law firm security is a hot topic lately, and one component of that are VPNs.
With cyberattacks on the rise and more and more people working remotely – even on occasion – talking about VPNs (or virtual private networks) is top of mind for law firms.
Anytime your employees go on the web, they can risk your firm’s security and let’s face it – they probably are accessing it on a number of devices multiple days a week.
One of the best ways you can protect your firm’s sensitive data is by using virtual private networks.
VPNs add a layer of security by stopping web tracking and limiting access to your network.
The last thing your firm needs is a ransomware attack and a VPN can help protect you.
The fact is, law firms are susceptible to hackers and scammers. And there’s a good reason: Law firms store lots of valuable data like trade secrets, data involving current and past cases, personal information like addresses and social security numbers and corporate data on things like mergers and acquisitions.
So, what is a VPN?
A VPN is an online network that has protections built in. They are used by many businesses, especially those with remote work opportunities.
For law firms especially, a VPN can help better protect data because:
- They offer more security and privacy when using public Wi-Fi networks, which your employees might use while working remotely – think in court, at lunch or even on a break or vacation.
- They offer anonymity, meaning your location is hidden so hackers can’t figure out where you are.
- They offer encryption, which protects your data – especially emails. You can’t have your employees not use email, but email is especially attractive to hackers. A VPN means you can encrypt things like a court file, a medical record or more.
At AccuNet, we offer free property management IT and security checkups for law firms so you can find your pain points – and fix them. If you want to schedule a checkup, we can help. Contact us today!