Cybersecurity Challenges and How They Affect the Legal Landscape

January 10, 2023

Cybersecurity Challenges and How They Affect the Legal Landscape

Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving concern, and businesses must adapt to ensure they're protected from the most current cybercrime tactics. Every industry can be affected by cybersecurity threats, and the legal sector is no different. QuisLex is an acclaimed legal services provider that can help you mitigate your risk with innovative services and uncompromising data security. Learn more about the ways these threats can affect the legal landscape and how to best mitigate your risk with information from QuisLex.

Data Breaches

Data breaches are a very common cybersecurity threat, and with systems under an unrelenting threat of attack by hackers, malicious entities, and even foreign governments, it is crucial that companies are prepared with a comprehensive strategy to manage a data breach.

At QuisLex, we have a data breach response team that provides the necessary technology to quickly triage, evaluate, and rectify incidents, while adhering to all regulatory compliance requirements. Using Exterro’s Smart Breach Review software, QuisLex can quickly and accurately find personal information and data subjects in compromised data to mitigate risk and get our clients back to work.

Phishing Scams

Phishing scams involve sending carefully selected digital messages that trick recipients into following a link. This link could lead to the installation of malware on a computer system or the disclosure of private information. These scams are becoming increasingly complex and can easily fool people, even those working in law firms, by pretending to be a client or coworker. The best way to protect your law firm against phishing scams is to have a multi-layered security approach. At QuisLex, we take our clients’ security extremely seriously. That's why we always use a multi-pronged approach that incorporates several elements to help prevent scams and breaches from occurring. These include:

  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
  • Intrusion detection systems (IDS)
  • Centrally managed end-point security software


Ransomware is a common cybersecurity challenge for many industries, and this threat can be very damaging for law firms that handle large amounts of sensitive client information. Ransomware is malware that hacks into personal information and threatens to publish private data or permanently block access to it until a ransom is paid. While cyber threat strategies continue to advance and become more challenging to evade, steps can be implemented to prevent your firm from getting taken advantage of. QuisLex uses technology, such as centrally managed end-point security software, segregated project networks, and controlled email access, to mitigate the risk of ransomware.

Third-Party Exposures

Third-party exposures are another cybersecurity concern that can affect the legal landscape. Cybercriminals use less protected third parties, such as vendors and contractors, to get around security systems. Third-party exposures typically occur when a hacker breaches the firm’s computer system and uses the information obtained to launch social engineering or phishing attacks against the firm. The best way to prevent these attacks is to have strict data security practices in place, like firewalls, segregated project networks, as well as controlled internet and email access. QuisLex uses these techniques and more to increase your security and decrease your risk of these types of exposures.

Reach Out to Learn More About Our Services Today

With more than 18 years of experience working with Global 100 law firms and large corporations, QuisLex can help solve your most advanced legal operations problems, including cybersecurity concerns, with our risk and compliance programs, data breach services, and other solutions. We are a minority business enterprise (MBE) with offices around the world. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business.

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