As technology has gotten more and more complex, it has become critical to have access to folks who do a “deep dive” into security. A security specialist who is all textbook and has no practical experience with IT is no good to you. All the certifications in the world are no substitute for experience.
“How does a law firm find a good cybersecurity company?” by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek was featured in the August 2017 edition of The Iowa Lawyer. The Iowa Lawyer, the official magazine of The Iowa State Bar Association, is free online or in print to ISBA members as part of their annual dues. The magazine informs members on issues, events and developments in the law that impact their practices, as well as interesting interviews and feature stories on the Iowa legal community.
Excerpt: Almost all law firms have an IT consultant, whether an outside consultant or in-house employee. All too often, lawyers believe that information technology wholly embraces information security. It does not. While there is a lot of crossover between the two fields, most IT providers are aware of basic security best practices – they are not actually cybersecurity specialists – though they may feel that they are!