Lawyers are duty-bound to protect client information, as addressed in ABA Model Rule 1.6. While the use of encryption is not required, lawyers do have to take appropriate security measures.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
As legal professionals leverage the internet, many are finding that the American Bar Association's Model Rule on the confidentiality of client information indirectly requires them to use, at their own discretion, data protection tools and services such as AlertBoot, a leading provider of managed mobile device management and full disk encryption services.
This necessity is furthered by the influx of laptops, smartphones, tablets, and external data storage devices in law offices across the US. These devices and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs are popular in the workplace because they bring efficiencies, cost-savings, and work-life balance; however, security issues sometimes take a backseat due to the complexity that results from efforts to protect devices.
"We've been made aware that lawyers are duty-bound to protect client information, as addressed in ABA Model Rule 1.6," said Tim Maliyil, founder and CEO of AlertBoot. "While the use of encryption is not required, lawyers do have to take appropriate security measures where necessary. An example is if an attorney uses a laptop computer, since research can be conducted on it but also because it stores, in part or in whole, client data."
Securing devices can be an arduous process, from finding a solution that meets unspecified requirements – many state laws only require that encryption be used, but not what kind or what strength – to figuring out what additional "extras" are necessary when going with a particular solution. Those not used to the IT market may even find the process of short-listing potential solutions confusing.
"Legal professionals are busy people," continued Maliyil. "Many know how to use IT to their advantage to keep things secure, and the now-settled debate surrounding the use of emails in encrypted and unencrypted form is proof of that; however, they don't have the time to set things up or administer them, such as managing encryption keys."
"AlertBoot is the perfect encryption for solo practice attorneys as well as small firms that don't have dedicated IT staff because we take care of the backend from the start. Large firms benefit from our services as well because of the savings in time and costs; the elimination of IT complexities; and the ease of use."
AlertBoot Mobile Security for smartphone and tablet security and AlertBoot Full Disk Encryption for laptop protection come with 24 hour support, including password recovery; remote and authentication failure data wiping; easy device management; and third-party verified audit and security reports for proving compliance with various laws and regulations, among many other robust features.
AlertBoot Data Security offers a cloud-based data and mobile device security service for companies of any size who want a scalable and easy-to-deploy solution. Centrally managed through a secure web based console, AlertBoot offers mobile device management, mobile antivirus, remote wipe and lock, device auditing, USB drive and hard disk encryption managed services.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, AlertBoot is trusted by thousands of companies worldwide as part of their bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile information management (MIM) strategy.
For more information on AlertBoot Mobile Security solutions, please visit http://www.alertboot.com/.
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