It is as simple as this – lawyers should practice law and companies that host data should host data.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 19, 2015
Paragon, a leader in eDiscovery managed services and technology solutions, recently announced Paragon Cyber Compliance, its new cyber security assessment and consulting service line for law firms.
“Law firms present a unique challenge in terms of cyber vulnerability,” says Drew Lewis, Vice President of Innovation and General Counsel for Paragon. “When data comes to a law firm as a result of litigation, an investigation, or as part of a due diligence inquiry it is vulnerable to a variety of threats – both internal and external to the firm. We developed this line of business as a direct result of many of our clients who were vulnerable and were worried it could jeopardize long term business relationships if not addressed.”
Paragon Cyber Compliance provides law firms and other third party legal vendors with an assessment of their security and privacy posture as it relates to client-supplied data. We offer services to detect and assess current security threats and gaps, as well as remediation solutions. We also offer secure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to handle all discovery needs and mitigate the profound risks associated with hosting client’s data. Whether a firm is at the beginning of litigation or in the middle of an investigation, Paragon can help make sure that all relevant data stays safe.
Law firms and other legal service providers are increasingly a target for hackers given the types of information firms store and manage for their clients. Additionally, lawyers, despite facing stricter professional requirements around the handling and storage of client ESI, are not likely well equipped to provide the level of security that third party managed services providers can.
“It is as simple as this – lawyers should practice law and companies that host data should host data,” says Drew Lewis. “Paragon can offer our clients with the services they need to become more secure, or if the law firm would prefer to simply outsource their eDiscovery infrastructure then we can provide that as well. The most important issue is that law firms stop hosting their clients’ data without a full appreciation of what that entails.” To learn more, please visit http://www.paragonafa.com/ and download Paragon’s white paper “Hidden Cyber Risks Associated with eDiscovery.”