Earlier this month, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that places new standards on software leveraged by the federal government, including encryption for data in transit—or at rest—and multifactor authentication. For legal tech companies peddling cloud-based software and services, the order could actually bolster rather than disrupt their business dealings. 

For starters, one of the provisions in this month’s executive order calls for the Federal government to accelerate the movement toward “secure cloud services and a zero-trust architecture” and away from “outdated security models.” Amy Hilbert, vice president of public sector at e-discovery platform Casepoint, believes the aftereffects of the order could naturally lead to further use of the cloud-based legal tech providers already certified by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).