IT: Technical warfare
As the methods used in the spreading of viruses become ever more complex, firms are having to employ stricter and more complicated means of defence to ensure that they do not become victims
“We have stopped 7,000 e-mail viruses this month.” This is par for the course nowadays for a large or medium-sized law firm. “Of the 150,000 e-mails we receive each month, about one in four is spam.” This, again, seems to be pretty normal. One large law firm had to act quickly last month to counter complaints from staff that exposure to pornographic junk mail attachments was infringing their human rights. Yet again, this is hardly big news these days. Spam, viruses and content filtering are among the most pressing security and risk management issues faced by law firms at the moment, according to a straw poll conducted by Legal Week‘s sister paper Legal IT in May.
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