Smartphones provide many benefits to law firm employees, including helping them stay connected and providing access legal documents on-the-go. However, firms must have a solid mobile device policy that puts security at the forefront. If a device is hacked or lost, it can have serious repercussions for legal firms who are reponsible for protecting their clients’ confidential and highly sensitive data.
First and foremost, law firms must provide employees with security awareness training to ensure they understand the security risks and have clearly communicated the mobile device policy. The use of enterprise mobility management tools is also essential. Within the legal sector, the bring-your-own-device, or BYOD, policies are less favored than the use of corporate-issued devices. By issuing company devices, IT has greater control and can also deploy separate containers for personal and corporate data, such as Knox Workspace. Finally, firms must ensure that apps are managed strategically to mitigate security issues such as malware.
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