SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital Defense, Inc., (DDI) a leading provider in information security risk assessments, announced the publication of the 3rd annual report: 2015 Study of the Legal Industry’s Information Security Assessment Practices.
The study was developed by DDI in collaboration with the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) LegalSEC Steering Committee and will be disseminated at ILTACON 2015, the association’s annual conference being held in Las Vegas August 30ththrough September 3rd. The objective of the study is to provide relevant intelligence about current and future information security practices specific to legal organizations in North America. The research is meant to answer persistent and difficult questions that most organizations have regarding security practices.
High profile breaches in 2015 that spotlighted the desire for hackers to obtain intellectual property underscore the importance of identifying the weaknesses that could potentially leave organizations exposed. 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.
“DDI has seen significant growth in the number of legal firms that we serve. The importance of protecting firm assets and client information is imperative to the reputation of law firms. We are pleased to offer a complimentary study that provides key insight around programs and practices to help organizations refine and enhance their information security programs,” stated Mark Bell, DDI’s Executive Vice President of Operations.
“We are pleased to offer this report to ILTA members each year as they evaluate their information security programs. It is beneficial to illustrate trends from the prior year which are highlighted in the study. The data is provided with the intent to offer a valuable perspective that will assist legal organizations in making positive and informed security decisions to bolster the security posture of their firms and clients,” stated Peggy Wechsler, Program Director for International Legal Technology Association.
The responses were gathered from a questionnaire specifically developed to capture general information about the participants (150+ in the study sample), as well as data specific to their Information Security program and practices. The findings are presented in aggregate with participants anonymous.
A free copy of 2015 Study of the Legal Industry’s Information Security Assessment Practices is available for those not attending the conference.