3 reasons why ISO 27001 helps to protect confidential information in law firms

ISO 27001 is about protecting information through a set of requirements that, among other methods, preserve information from unauthorized access or use. Every organization handles a variety of information with different associated risks depending on the people or the functional department to which it refers. Law firms are an example of organizations dealing with highly confidential information about employees, suppliers, contractors, and customers.

Confidential information could be personal data, R&D files, intellectual property rights, or financial deals. Some information may be disclosed to the public, while some needs to be kept confidential; some could be accessible to every member in the organization, while some needs to be restricted and within reach only for privileged users. Whatever it is, information needs to be protected. Learn how ISO 27001 certification helps in this article.

How can ISO 27001 help law firms with regards to confidential information?

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So, let’s see how ISO 27001 implementation can be helpful in protecting confidential information in any type of company, and in the next section, you’ll find some useful tips on protecting the information in law firms.

  • Relationship between risk assessment and confidentiality. ISO 27001 requires organizations to assess the security risks associated with the information. The greater the impact on the organization and its clients, the higher the level of confidentiality of the related information. As a consequence, security controls protecting confidential information could be recommended in order for risk to be addressed, mitigated, or avoided. For more about risk assessment, read the article How to assess consequences and likelihood in ISO 27001 risk analysis.
  • Security culture vs. IT security. ISO 27001 requires people working under the control of the organization to be made aware of the importance of information security and the role they play in the protection of confidential information. You can have the (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The ISO 27001 & ISO 22301 Blog – 27001Academy authored by The ISO 27001 & ISO 22301 Blog – 27001Academy. Read the original post at: https://advisera.com/27001academy/blog/2019/10/15/iso-27001-for-law-firms-3-ways-to-maintain-confidentiality/