Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, a global law firm network that includes 11 Canadian firms, has recently implemented cybersecurity standards for all current and future member firms to follow as part of its quality assurance program.
The data of law firms and their clients is valuable to hackers, and the 10 standards developed by Meritas aim to protect firms from data breaches with proactive and reactive measures.
“If you think about it, cybersecurity is not just technology; it’s physical safeguards. It’s employee training. It’s third-party risk management,” says Tanna Moore, president and chief executive officer of Meritas. “It’s protecting clients’ confidential information, employee information and other kinds of things that may be at risk. There’s also a component about breach response, business continuity and then the fact that it’s not just a one-time deal.”