Most of us are familiar with SaaS – software as a service, but have you heard of the growing industry of RaaS – ransomware as a service? Developers are building ransomware systems that they in turn sell to bad actors who may not have the technical know-how to do it themselves. This malicious service has helped the industry grow in size and scope, making businesses of all sizes a potential target. Unfortunately, many law firms are lax with security protocols, thinking that they are not in anyone’s crosshairs because of their size but that misplaced feeling of obscurity is exactly what makes them vulnerable. Law firms make especially good targets because they typically have sufficient cash flow to pay a ransom.
Additionally, law firms rely heavily on having a reputation of trust, security, and reliability, making them very willing to pay a ransom to keep a breach quiet and out of the press. How can they protect themselves, their data, and their clients? There are a lot of elements that go into building ransomware resiliency and prevention so it can be complicated but partnering with the right IT professionals can take out the guesswork.
Watch our webinar to learn how an employee at a Massachusetts firm put the practice in jeopardy and how having the right tools in place before the attack saved the day!