Two Things a Law Firm Needs to Be Cyber Secure

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Ephraim, CEO of SOCBOX, explains two things law firms should be doing to prevent a cybersecurity breach. The best part? Both of these thing are free and easy to set up yourself. If you want to have a cybersecurity discussion with us, click the link below.

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Video transcript

Hi, my name is Ephraim with SOCBOX. And I would like to show you two things you should be doing at your law firm to prevent a cybersecurity breach. We consult with a lot of law firms, and the top two reasons that people will come to us, the top reasons that there is a cyber breach are these things that you can do and resolve for free. That’s the best part. So let’s dive in.

 

The first one is enabling what’s called multi-factor authentication. You’ve probably heard about it. If you haven’t heard about it, you’re probably using it on your bank account. The way that it works is that if somebody is logging into your Office 365 or your email from a new location, it’ll send you a text message to your phone and it requires authentication to prove that it’s you. Office 365 and G Suite have it for free, built-in, and it just needs to be enabled. This will prevent a criminal from, if they get stolen credentials on the dark web or they trick an employee into giving up their password, it’s much harder for them to get in because it still requires a text going to their cell phone.

 

The other way that criminals are breaching law firms with a cybersecurity breach is ransomware. There are ways to prevent ransomware that are very effective. One is a Group Policy Object, or GPO, and there’s a GPO that you can prevent ransomware from executing on an environment. It’s very effective. What it does is it stops ransomware from running an executable in temporary folders, which is what all ransomware have in common.

 

If you need this, email us, click the link below, and what we’ll do is send you one for free, and you can import it and use it yourself. If you’d like to have a cybersecurity discussion with us, please give us a call and we look forward to talking with you in the future.


Video transcript

Hi, my name is Ephraim with SOCBOX. And I would like to show you two things you should be doing at your law firm to prevent a cybersecurity breach. We consult with a lot of law firms, and the top two reasons that people will come to us, the top reasons that there is a cyber breach are these things that you can do and resolve for free. That’s the best part. So let’s dive in.

 

The first one is enabling what’s called multi-factor authentication. You’ve probably heard about it. If you haven’t heard about it, you’re probably using it on your bank account. The way that it works is that if somebody is logging into your Office 365 or your email from a new location, it’ll send you a text message to your phone and it requires authentication to prove that it’s you. Office 365 and G Suite have it for free, built-in, and it just needs to be enabled. This will prevent a criminal from, if they get stolen credentials on the dark web or they trick an employee into giving up their password, it’s much harder for them to get in because it still requires a text going to their cell phone.

 

The other way that criminals are breaching law firms with a cybersecurity breach is ransomware. There are ways to prevent ransomware that are very effective. One is a Group Policy Object, or GPO, and there’s a GPO that you can prevent ransomware from executing on an environment. It’s very effective. What it does is it stops ransomware from running an executable in temporary folders, which is what all ransomware have in common.

 

If you need this, email us, click the link below, and what we’ll do is send you one for free, and you can import it and use it yourself. If you’d like to have a cybersecurity discussion with us, please give us a call and we look forward to talking with you in the future.