Indianapolis disaster recovery firm launches legal ‘Cyber Threat Health Review’

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As law firms continue to migrate toward digital practices and cybercriminals become more advanced, a local technology firm is launching a new product meant to help firms mitigate their risk for a cyberattack.

Bluelock, an Indianapolis-based Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service, or DRaaS, provider, announced this week the launch of its “Cyber Threat Health Review.” Described as a “low-commitment, high-impact analysis of current data protection technology,” Bluelock’s new tool is designed to supply law firms with cyber-protection recommendations to bridge the gap between their preventative and restorative strategies.

The process includes gathering information about client expectations on security and disaster recovery services and educating law firms on current cybersecurity best practices and strategies for restoring data. Bluelock will also develop an action plan based on the firm’s needs.

Most firms are already succeeding in foundational preventative strategies, such as the use of firewalls and vulnerability scans, said Jeff Ton, Bluelock’s executive vice president of product and service development. But user education and detection services are often lacking in law firm cybersecurity plans, he said.

Understanding differences and advancements in cybersecurity protection technology is becoming increasingly important for law firms as they become a greater target for cybercrimes, Ton said. Further, cybercriminals are more inclined to use ransomware attacks against companies that have a larger propensity to pay for the return of their data, which also puts a target on law firms’ backs, he said.

“Cybercriminals are attacking the supply chain,” Ton said. “Rather than attacking a bank directly, they think, ‘Let’s attack their suppliers,’ one of which is the law firm that has a lot of data. … I think that’s why we’re seeing more threats.”

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