Technology can provide ways to navigate the most complicated situations that arise in life. This is especially true in the legal field where laws, regulations, and codes can mean the difference between a failure and success. So, it’s no wonder that lawyers are turning to technology to solve an even more complex legal problem—travel.
Your technological tools can come in handy when you are working on the road from different locations. However, you need to take into account data security and ensure that you have access to all the tools you are going to need. That’s why many legal experts are recommending that service professionals take advantage of the cloud, especially in travel situations. You can load files and documents onto a secure cloud service and cut down on your security concerns.
Another security measure you can take is using a password manager instead of storing your passwords in a place like your tablet or phone. You can even add the password manager to a cloud service so you can access it wherever you go (as long as you have access to the internet and your cloud accounts). if you do bring your personal smartphone along on a trip, it may be a good idea to disable biometric features. Though these features can be handy at times, they are often riddled with security flaws. For example, due to size constraints, many smartphone fingerprint readers are only capable of capturing partial fingerprint images. This is the reason why your smartphone operating system prompts you to touch the sensor multiple times when you first set up fingerprint unlocking. Upon setup, the sensor captures and stores images of different portions of your fingerprint. The image captured by the sensor when you attempt to unlock your phone only needs to match one of the stored images in order to authenticate you. Thus, each stored image introduces a different potential avenue for an attacker to compromise your phone. . The data security interests of your client may be better served by foregoing the fingerprint sensor in favor of a password or security code.
Are there other measures you can take to ensure your technology is secure when you are on the road travelling? The IT professionals at Exactify.IT are constantly keeping up-to-date on the latest technology innovations for the legal field. Keep following our blog to learn even more about how technology is changing the legal profession.