Couno is the proud technology partner of a growing number of practices and chambers. Let us find out more about you and your firm, how you work, how you’d like to be able to work, and we’ll draw up plans to get you there.
Legal-sector-proof cyber security
How encrypted is the information on your office server? Can information be downloaded from the server or from a terminal via optical media and USB sticks? Can you be absolutely sure that all WiFi connections within your office are fully secure and not vulnerable to hacking?
With Couno, getting remote storage right begins with getting your office systems secure. There are multiple ways for a cybercriminal to attack your practice or chambers. Open WiFi connections, insecure passwords, and backdoors created by viruses and unpatched software have already led to multiple cases of conveyancing fraud. Clients are losing hundreds of thousands of pounds at a time and all because there is a weakness in a firm’s email security.
Couno will secure the office networks for all practices and chambers as part of our solicitor IT services and barrister IT services. We will monitor your systems around the clock and our team are always available to speak to via email, phone, or site visit. Even if a determined hacker gets in, we encrypt all your data rendering it absolutely worthless for re-sale purposes.
Every vulnerability in your current set-up will be identified and dealt with. If you have an IT team in-house, we back them up freeing them to work on your company’s larger IT projects. If you don’t have an IT team, we become that for you. We can work with you to make sure you achieve the coveted Cyber Essentials course for your practice or chambers, an increasingly-important qualification for larger commercial and public-sector clients.
IT services and solutions for the legal sector
There are very few business sectors that have the absolute need for always-accessible and on-demand information more than the legal sector. However, given the deeply personal nature of the information held by solicitors and barristers, the move to the cloud by the sector has been marked with doubt and understandable delay.
When the information is there, in your office, on your servers, and under the control of staff you see every day whose professionalism and competence you trust, legal firms and their partners feel much more assured than the promises made by companies offering document storage, retrieval, indexing, and manipulation in the cloud.
Even the word “cloud” does not give the reassurance of connectivity, organisation, and reliability.
However, the opportunities for more flexible working, enhanced security, and greater billing opportunities lies in letting your staff take the work with them to your clients’ premises, in court, on the move, and to virtual office hot desks set away from your main HQ to offer more local coverage.
Talk to us about hosted email on the move, online back-ups meaning your data is safe in the event of a business disaster, and the very latest in joint voice and data communications and connectivity systems.
Get ready for a digital future
Disruption is on its way to the legal sector and, as with the accounting profession undergoing similar profound changes, fortune will favour the early adopter with an eye firmly fixed on how clients will engage with solicitors and barristers in the future.