Recently, Sensei’s John Simek was featured in “How Can Lawyers Find Cybersecurity Solutions That Work for Them?” by Anna Stolley Persky of the ABA Journal. The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation’s 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.
Excerpt: John W. Simek, vice president of Sensei Enterprises Inc., a cybersecurity firm in Fairfax, Virginia, says what no lawyer wants to hear: There are no easy answers. There is no single piece of technology or even multiple products or services that can protect your data from breaches. So any company that says it can completely protect information isn’t telling the truth, Simek says.
“People think it’s like the old days. You can just buy anti-virus software and be protected,” he says. “One piece of technology will not be your silver bullet. … We can’t keep the folks out anymore. Building the wall by itself doesn’t work.”
According to Simek, companies and law firms—no matter their size—must now be focused on more than just keeping threats out. They must also be able to quickly detect and react to threats when they occur.
Another concern is that some companies purporting to offer data protection might actually be vulnerable to attacks themselves. When choosing among cybersecurity options, how can a law firm avoid increasing, rather than decreasing, its vulnerability?