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ILTA's quarterly magazine contains substantive articles authored by members and vendors. The opinions expressed in the articles are solely those of the contributors and are not necessarily those of ILTA or its members.

Winter 2015 — Security, Up High and Down Low

As we ring in a new year, there is no more pervasive, relevant or ubiquitous concern facing our profession than “security.” Its many facets and rapidly changing complexities have us locking our doors, our networks and our processes for information exchange like never before. The legal sector is on the front line in safeguarding client and firm data, and one of our authors opines, “The world is far more connected now than at any time in history. The need to protect personal information and data from criminal, deliberate or accidental access or loss has never been greater.”

Did you see the scary looking guy on the cover? He’s a threat to your data in the cloud, in the electronic file room, on your laptop/tablet and at all points along those paths. It’s comforting to know that ILTA’s security-focused resources are bountiful and close at hand.

Our contributors provide their insights and experiences to assist you in shoring up your defenses. There are many articles focused on low-cost (or no-cost!) ideas for securing your data. Our “Ask the Expert” column is a particular gem, with input from several of our LegalSEC Council members telling us what keeps them awake at night and what they’re doing about their concerns. We have you looking in the cloud and on the premises for security threats and defenses, and there are several references to ISO certification updates and guidelines. The critical need for ongoing security awareness training is referenced throughout.