2019 State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Law firms serve as trusted advisors for their clients and are entrusted with highly sensitive information ranging from confidential personal data to corporate strategies and trade secrets.
The industry does not have regulatory guidelines or mandated security policies in place to ensure consistent data protection standards are upheld to protect sensitive data against, theft, misuse and data alterations. The result is that security is not always as big a focus as it should be. Not surprisingly, law firms are high-value targets for cybercriminals looking for quick and relatively easy access to information that is monetized for personal gain.
Lawyers need to be easily accessible to clients and rely on email to communicate with their clients and exchange information. They also need to store and quickly access archived information around the clock. Any downtime due to a cyberattack equates to a direct loss of money for the firm as every minute spent unable to access critical records is time law firms cannot bill for.
Advanced data leak prevention stops sensitive information from being shared with unauthorized individuals. Secure messaging enables lawyers to initiate secure email delivery with clients and Internal Email Protect provides threat monitoring and remediation services to protect against threats that originate within the firm’s email system. An industry-leading 7-second SLA provides fast e-discovery and access to archived emails while a 100% service availability SLA ensures emails and attachments are accessible and continue to flow during a primary server outage or cyber event.
Mimecast delivers a cyber resilience solution that ensures private client data is secure and the law firm’s access to and ability to search through email is minimally impacted during a cyberattack.
Mimecast provides a solution that gives organizations the ability to:
Protect sensitive client information from spear-phishing, ransomware, impersonation and other advanced attacks.
Eliminate the impact of email outages to maintain productivity.
Archiving emails and rapidly respond to litigation requests.
Protect a firm’s reputation by preventing malicious internal breaches.
Reduce cyber risk by improving security awareness.
Block malicious or inappropriate web activity.
Nearly 90% of organizations have seen email attacks increase or remain constant since 2017.*
Most gateway solutions stop spam and viruses but fail to address one of the biggest threats facing your organization. Mimecast Advanced Security includes protection from email-borne malware, malicious URLs and attachments, spear-phishing and impersonation attacks.
*The State of Security 2018 Report
Safe, cloud storage for sensitive data and control over data retention.
Archives should be easily and quickly accessible by firm lawyers, regardless of time of day or location. In addition, fast e-discovery searches enable lawyers to have access to the information that they need, when they need it.
Initiate secure email delivery to safeguard sensitive information shared between lawyers and their clients. Apply key data leak prevention policies at the gateway to stop inadvertent and malicious data leaks.Learn more
Even the most secure, well-planned email systems go down. With Mimecast C1, an immediate failover means email flow is not interrupted in the event of a mail server outage or planned maintenance. Mimecast keeps sending and receiving email, and gives employees access via Outlook, web, mobile and Mac when on-premises or cloud-based email systems go down.
Even the best employees can be maddeningly careless and resistant to change. Their casual mistakes can lead to disaster — and the cost can be staggering to your organization. Improve security culture with engaging content and advanced risk scoring.
While the majority of cyberattacks continue to be delivered through email, 91% of malware uses the web – and specifically DNS – to function once it lands. When combined, email and web represent the initiation point for 99% of successful breaches.
Block activity initiated by user action or malware and access to inappropriate websites. Enhance protection with fully integrated web and email security.