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Information Security Awareness for Law Firms

Course Description

Today’s rampant use of mobile electronic devices for communication and information sharing means a new and growing set of challenges for the legal community when it comes to data security. Law firms have a duty to protect client privacy and safeguard the confidentiality of the information they handle. If private information gets in the hands of unauthorized personnel, the law firm is vulnerable to legal action, professional discipline and a damaged reputation.

It is critical that employees of law firms know how to protect and use their electronic devices in a safe and proper manner to protect client privacy, whether in the office or working remotely. This requires training on how to recognize security threats, adhere to strict guidelines for handling confidential information, and avoid careless behavior that can bear significant risk to clients and the firm.

The Cintas, 30–minute online Information Security Awareness for Law Firms Training Course provides the data–security practices that law firm staff must observe when using electronic devices. Content includes real–world security issues that employees should learn to recognize and deal with appropriately. Topics covered in this course include:

  • A look at online activities
  • What to watch for in mobile security
  • What about removable devices?
  • The leading concerns when working remotely
  • An overview of client confidentiality
  • How to protect hidden data (metadata)
  • The power of strong passwords
  • What is phishing?
  • Role of social engineering
  • How to report an incident

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