Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage at LightSpeed


With recent hacks of the federal Office of Personnel Management and the Internal Revenue Service, cybersecurity is at the forefront of eDiscovery conversations. More than ever, clients are demanding to know how their data is secured. As Lori Chavez, director of Seyfarth’s litigation information management office told LegalTech News:

“Looking back even a couple of years, I don’t think anybody asked us any security questions.” Now, she said, it seems that “every RFP we get has an extensive list of security questions.”

Legal technology rms have a legal obligation to protect client data. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct say, “A lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of a client.”

At LightSpeed, we have always used technology to provide peace-of-mind security for our clients and we continue to implement new security protocols to make our systems even better.

All of our data is protected on multiple levels:

  1.  “Retrieve once” passwords: Ensures LightSpeed never knows, or has a record of, a client’s password, helping protect the password from being found and stolen.
  2.  256-bit encryption: This technology prevents hackers from deciphering the underlying files.
  3.  Network security: Data is stored at one of two state-of-the-art facilities with their own, separate security systems that include encryption software, physical sta on site 24/7, and biometric controlled access.

LightSpeed knows cybersecurity will become a bigger demand going forward. That’s why we’re continually working to gain new certifications from independent auditors and build custom solutions for each of our clients. We want our clients to feel confident that their data is safe with us.

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