|[August 13, 2014]
Digital Defense Publishes Legal Industry Information Security Benchmarking Report
SAN ANTONIO --(Business Wire)--
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
71 percent of respondents do not have staff dedicated exclusively to
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.
About Digital Defense
Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is a premier provider of
managed security risk assessment solutions protecting billions in assets
for small businesses to Fortune companies in over 65 countries. DDI's
dedicated team of experts helps organizations establish a culture of
security through regular information security assessments, awareness
education and decisive security intelligence. This proven method
bolsters the capability of organizations to reduce risk and keep
information, intellectual property and reputations secure. The
combination of DDI's certified security analysts, patent-pending
scanning technology and proprietary cloud-based vulnerability management
system, Frontline™ Solutions Platform, delivers one of the most powerful
assessment results and remediation management solutions possible.
Contact DDI at 877-273-1412 or ddifrontline.com.
For over three decades, ILTA has led the way in sharing knowledge and
experience for those faced with challenges in their firms and legal
departments. ILTA's international membership comprises firms of all
sizes and all areas of practice, each sharing a common need to have
access to the latest information about products and support services
that impact the legal profession worldwide. With more than 1,400
entities and 18,000 individuals in membership, there's a wealth of
knowledge and experience to share. For more information about ILTA,
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