Law firms are classed as ‘high risk’ cyber attack targets. A major benefit of the dpscloud solution is the protection we offer our users against external and internal malicious activity. The use of dpscloud also enables clients who want to apply for Cyber Insurance to meet the scrupulous checks undertaken by their insurers.
As part of dpscloud, we make sure that your data is safe from cyber attacks. Our company received its certificate of accreditation to the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 international standard for information security management in 2012 and has recently been upgraded to the new standard- ISO/IEC 27001:2013. In order to gain this accreditation, we were audited by the British Standards Institution (BSI) over a Stage 1 preliminary audit and a two day Stage 2 certification audit.
The ISO certificate provides strong evidence to both existing and potential clients that we take information security seriously, and that dpscloud is a reliable managed IT solution. It is a proof that we can be trusted as a strategic partner to move cloud strategy forward with. We are also Cyber Essentials certified and we can assist law firms in getting this accreditation themselves.
In order to keep our clients’ data secure, we implement a series of checks and procedures that are designed to change with the clients’ needs and ensure that data can only be accessed by authorised persons for legitimate reasons. Furthermore, all data stored on our system is encrypted, making it illegible to third parties.
dpscloud control the devices that can connect to our network including mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and USB devices. This high level of control minimises the risk of unauthorised access to your data.
All client data is stored in DPS’s own data centre and is backed up using the Bunker’s cloud storage facilities, thereby complying with the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, including definitive data location.
We have a dedicated Information Security team to ensure that DPS are at the forefront of information security within the legal sector. Our team can also conduct internal audits at your offices to help you evaluate the policies and procedures you have in place, to recommend new controls and help you become Cyber Essentials accredited, if you so wish. More information is available here.
A by-product of using dpscloud and of having tighter security measures in place is being able to insure your firm at a better rate.
An improved risk assessment is likely to reduce your insurance premium considerably since it will demonstrate to your insurers that you are well equipped to avoid cyber attacks. On different occasions, we have joined forces with insurers such as QBE in order to help our clients to meet all QBE’s Cyber Insurance criteria.
We are experts in legal software and developers of market-leading case management and legal accounting systems. This expertise, combined with our hosting knowledge, means that we can properly protect your firm.
Cyber attacks are generally software-based. Our software/hardware expertise means we can protect the boundaries of the software and cover any security gaps between software and hardware. Our offer is unique in that we have welded the software to the hardware.