New York, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
NEW YORK – Kraft Kennedy has announced the launch of an Information Security and Governance practice (ISG) to combat the information and data governance challenges facing its legal and corporate clients worldwide. The new practice group will be led by noted security experts and will draw on Kraft Kennedy’s expertise in technology integration to help organizations understand the risks they face, develop programs to address those risks, and implement technology to support the security of their data.
“Kraft Kennedy is an industry leader in the design and implementation of technology infrastructure for law firms,” said Robert Kirtley, the practice leader of the ISG. “With the Information Security and Governance practice, we will help our clients secure their infrastructure to keep their information protected from cyber threats while they serve their clients.”
Kirtley has more than 20 years of information management experience, with a focus on compliance and security.
In addition to secure infrastructure design, the ISG’s offerings will include security assessments, audits, and testing, as well as security program and policy development. ISG consultants are also experts in digital forensics and security breach response.
Over the last several years information security has become a major concern for law firms in particular, which are repositories of significant amounts of valuable data, including intellectual property and financial information, protected health information, and merger and acquisitions documents. A failure to take reasonable precautions to secure client data is a foreseeable risk that can put attorneys in conflict with the code of professional conduct.
In 2009 the FBI first issued a warning that law firms were being specifically targeted by hackers who were after their clients’ confidential data. This year security was the dominant topic of discussion at the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) conference.
“We have been helping firms leverage technology to better serve their clients for more than 25 years,” said Kraft Kennedy founder Michael Kraft. “This new practice is an important next step for us that will let our clients to do more while reducing both cost and risk. We focus on helping clients set the right goals and then work with them to reach those goals. We will approach information security and governance the same way.”
About Kraft Kennedy
Kraft Kennedy has been providing technology and strategic consulting services to professional service firms and corporations for more than 25 years. Kraft Kennedy offers a wide range of services to add value to our clients’ organizations and have been recognized as thought leaders by the majority of AmLaw 100 law firms as well as the many leading legal departments and financial services firms that have chosen Kraft Kennedy to advise them.
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