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Minimise Internal Accidental Risk with Security Awareness & Training

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership Series
Security Awareness and Training on ‘Accidental’ Risks Key to Minimising Insider Threat 

Insider threat is growing, especially as law firms increasingly adopt newer digital technologies to conduct business. According to the Ponemon Institute, two out of three insider threat incidents occur by accident.

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Why Wouldn’t You Move to the Cloud?

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Lawyers today routinely work off their smartphones and mobile devices to conduct business and yet some firms are reluctant to deploy enterprise systems in the Cloud, preferring on-premises implementations instead. Rightly, organisations are concerned about security, but at the risk of repetition, very few organisations can provide the level of investment in cybersecurity and continued development that the large global Cloud providers are demonstrating on a daily basis.

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Shift from Regulation-led to Culturally-embedded Cyber Security

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We are at high risk of being immune to security breaches. With new security infringements grabbing the headlines on almost a daily basis, time and again one hears IT Directors and departments resignedly admit that a security breach is a matter of when, not if. At the same time, regulation is increasing with the risk of financial penalties due to non-compliance – the GDPR is an example.

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The Value of Integrating Document and Task Management

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the increasingly ‘deadline’ driven business environment that we operate in, recently we are receiving a fair number of queries from customers and prospects enquiring about solutions that can help them with a best practice approach to task management. At the recent iManage ConnectLive 2018 event in London too, the majority of our conversations centered around this issue.

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Law Firms Are Looking to Automation for Efficient Document Assembly

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Automation is a hot topic in the legal industry and 2018 really seems to be the year that firms are investing significantly in automation technology. Even though the benefits of automation are numerous, Briefing’s Legal IT Landscapes 2018 report found that there is a lot of ground to be made up when it comes to making it a reality for staff.

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Top Five Reasons Why HR Departments Need a Document Management System

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Human resource (HR) departments typically generate and handle copious volumes of paperwork – employment contracts, appraisals, policies, employee handbooks, forms, templates and the list goes on. These documents contain some of the most sensitive and confidential personal data that an organisation might hold. Of course, many departments in large organisations deploy HR software such as PeopleSoft, but these systems are designed to manage data, not documents or emails.

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