If you run a law firm, you might be wondering if there is a way to make file sharing more secure.

It’s a valid question and one that definitely needs addressed.

Secure file sharing can not only make your law firm more efficient, but it can also limit your risk of a hacking or cyber-attack.

So, what is secure file sharing? Simply put, it is a way of sending your sensitive or confidential information securely, using encryption or other technology.

For law firms, who are bound by attorney-client confidentiality and whose employees routinely handle sensitive or confidential information, secure file sharing is of the utmost importance.

Here are some examples of secure file sharing for your law firm:

  1. Limit the use of “hard media” like hard drives, USB sticks, DVDs or CDs and more.
  2. Use encrypted email programs.
  3. Invest in secure servers with protected messaging.
  4. Use secure email links.

Law firms can also make file sharing more secure by using encryption, two-factor authentication, access control and audit trails and other mitigation features, like training employees and monitoring your system for breaches or attempts.

Investing in a cloud-based system to store legal documents, client information and records is key – just ensure that you have a system that is rated for the highest level of security.

By taking these measures, your law firm can prevent data breaches – or limit the damage they can do through monitoring and vigilance.

Secure file sharing will not only keep your sensitive data secure and safe but it will prevent bad actors from accessing it when its in transit. It will also keep your law firm up to date with the latest regulations and industry standards, including the American Bar Association.

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