April 1, 2020 – As we all practice social distancing in response to the coronavirus and COVID-19, many State Bar members and their staff are tackling the new challenges of working remotely. Unfortunately, the upsurge in remote work is also creating the right kind of conditions for hackers to thrive.
Now more than ever, email encryption services are necessary to protect your sensitive information – not only from an ethical standpoint, but also for the financial well-being of your law firm.
The State Bar of Wisconsin understands this challenge, and it has partnered with Identillect Technologies to offer discounted email encryption services to its members.
Identillect, currently partnered with 17 other state bar associations, offers State Bar members a 20 percent discount on the cost of an annual business plan subscription, complete with the following:
simple user experience for both senders and receivers;
complete control for senders allowing content restrictions necessary for any situation;
ability to securely attach up to 1gb;
complete regulatory and ethical compliance (ABA Formal Opinion 483 and 477; Wisconsin opinion EF 15-01);
easily accessible and plug-ins compatible with Gmail, Outlook, Office 365, and an additional web portal; and
the ability to set security policies organization wide and maintain compliance.
In 2017 – long before the new remote work requirements were put into place – 43 percent of cyberattacks were aimed at small business – due mainly to a lack of secure infrastructure. By 2021, business will incur an estimated $6 trillion annually in damages as a result of cyberattacks.
Identillect for the month of April offers an annual discounted business plan subscription for $55 (an additional discount off the regular cost of $95.40).
Visit identillect.com to see all plans and services. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 781-4080.
Additional Resources for Remote Work
It’s important for lawyers need to understand the technology systems needed to run a physical office remotely, and to have a good concept of corresponding ethical implications. For tips and a list of resources and additional State Bar partners that can help you, see Working Remotely: Practical & Ethical Tips and Resources.
Find out about more State Bar member benefits that offer discounted programs and services exclusive to members. These programs are additional resources to help you as you transition to remote work. For more information, visit the State Stae Bar Member Benefits page, at wisbar.org/memben.