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Is the Cloud More Secure Than You Think?
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"Is the Cloud More Secure Than You Think?"

Firms should be evaluating their data security based on five criteria.

While it may appear to a law firm that moving into the cloud means your data will have more potential for access and exposure, the opposite is often true.

Cloud computing offers far more extensive security than many law firms can provide on their own. Cloud databases lie within intricate, multitiered security networks that are constantly being upgraded and tested for potential weaknesses. There are backups within backups, all meant to protect a firm’s information in the event of a hack or a natural disaster.

Moving to the cloud means changing perspectives, especially as clients and business demands shift. Firms need to determine what data needs to be secured, the cost of doing so now and in the future, and if they are best equipped to be the ones securing the data.

Firms should be evaluating their data security based on five criteria, while comparing internal measures against cloud provider offerings:

  1. Physical security
  2. Digital security
  3. Intruder detection
  4. Disaster recovery
  5. Security processing

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