Extract from Victoria Blake's article "In-House Legal Security: Using Cloud Technology to Address Threats"
The Intersection of Legal and Compliance is Data Security I have a tremendous amount of empathy for the legal office team who, in recent years, has been asked to get savvy, and quick, on the security features of Cloud applications. Legal office budgets are expanding to take on more Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) functions; at the heart of the GRC function is security–protecting against liability, protecting against threat, protecting against chaos. Security roles are deeply specialized, highly technical, and are wrapped in a layer of acronyms that make the domain all but indecipherable to the uninitiated. Add to that the stress of knowing that a single vulnerability might bring down a company, and the prospect of climbing the mountain of security knowledge seems, frankly, terrifying.
But it doesn’t have to be.
In an earlier post, I took a step back to do a landscape survey of the types of security threats legal teams and their IT counterparts are concerned about. In this post, I am going to take a deep dive into the two major categories of security features cloud vendors offer to address the threats.
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