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Despite how many law firms you know of that have moved to the cloud, maybe you’re still unsure about it. And that’s OK – it’s better to be skeptical of new technology instead of taking unnecessary risks. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to learn more about the cloud, and figure out if it could work for you.
Determining whether the cloud is right for your law firm isn’t an easy process – check out the key considerations below to figure out if your firm can use the cloud safely, and make the most of what it has to offer.
The cloud is more popular than ever, in virtually every industry – including the Canadian legal field.
However, some of the more skeptical legal minds out there are still holding out. The question is: is the cloud really secure, especially when it comes to the storage and access of client data?
Let’s answer it.
Maybe – the cloud is as secure as you make it.
Sorry for the hard truth, but the reality is that cloud security comes down to what you do – or what you don’t…
For example, according to the Cloud Security Firm RedLock and its Cloud Security Trends report, more than 50% of businesses that use cloud services like Amason Simple Storage Service (S3) have unintentionally exposed at least one of these services to the public.
This growing trend of unsecured cloud configurations is due to businesses neglecting known vulnerabilities in the cloud, or failing to properly assess their cloud environment to discover unseen security risks. RedLock researchers found that:
Really, cloud security is at least in part about asking yourself the hard questions…
If you don’t like the answers to these questions, you need to do something about it…
The cloud has so much to offer legal firms, but only with the right security measures. When you finally decide to make your move to the cloud, consider these five keys to security:
The cloud has a lot to offer Canadian law firms and the lawyers that work there. It’s cost-effective, secure and delivers the mobility that a modern legal team can make the most of – all without exposing your clients to unnecessary risks, if you implement the right best practices.
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