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Digital Defense Publishes Legal Industry Information Security Benchmarking Report
Source: finance.yahoo.com
Source Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, Internet Governance
Created: Aug 20, 2014

Digital Defense, Inc., (DDI), a leading provider of managed information security risk assessments, announced the publication of the 2014 Study of the Legal Industry’s Information Security Assessment Practices. Published for the consecutive second year, the report will also be available at the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) 37th Annual Educational Conference on Aug. 17–21.

The study was developed in collaboration with ILTA’s LegalSEC Steering Committee with the intention of providing legal industry professionals with unbiased, relevant information regarding security assessment practices of legal organizations in North America, and aims to answer persistent and difficult questions many organizations have regarding security programs. Key findings include:

Threats ranked most concerning by respondents include phishing/vishing, employee negligence and virus, worm and malware threats.

71 percent of respondents do not have staff dedicated exclusively to information security.

Over 62 percent of respondents do not have a vendor management evaluation process in place.

“We believe this report offers a valuable perspective that will assist legal organizations in making positive and informed security decisions in the future that serve to improve their overall corporate security posture,” said Peggy Wechsler, program director for ILTA.

Larry Hurtado, Digital Defense president & CEO, commented, “Recent headlines underscore the importance of identifying the potential risks associated with security breaches. Law firms around the globe are anxious to determine the overall effectiveness of their information security programs and to understand if their practices are aligned with industry peers. We are pleased to contribute our expertise to provide firms with relevant and substantial information that is often expensive and difficult to obtain.”

Download the report, 2014 Study of the Legal Industry’s Information Security Assessment Practices, or for those attending the upcoming ILTA Education Conference, copies will be available at booth #532 and DDI executives will be on-hand to answer questions about the study.

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