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Appurity hosts roundtable at the Alternative Legal IT Conference 2019

03 October 2019

A ground-breaking conference

At the start of October, Appurity attended the number one legal technology event for law firms – the Alternative Legal IT Conference 2019. Now in its 11th year, this ground-breaking conference showcases the best in mid-market legal innovation.

The highlight of the event was a series of IT Director-led case study sessions. This included an exclusive roundtable jointly hosted by experts from Appurity and Lookout, plus the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at a leading UK law firm.

The roundtable was well-received by all attendees and ultimately, it was agreed that the conversation with other law firms around threats was very interesting and valuable for everyone involved.

Introducing Howard Kennedy LLP and Jonathan Freedman

Jonathan Freedman
Head of Technology & Security at Howard Kennedy

Howard Kennedy LLP is an independent, progressive and profitable law firm with more than 150 lawyers based at one central London location.

The Appurity team would like to say a huge thank you to Jonathan Freedman for sharing his valuable mobile security insights at the roundtable. Jonathan is the CISO at Howard Kennedy LLP with a background in enterprise architecture and systems engineering spanning more than 18 years. Today, he focuses on information and cyber security at his legal organisation.

Jonathan works closely with teams from across the firm to review, develop and implement new technology, while leading internal cyber security and awareness programmes. He’s highly experienced in everything cyber security related, especially ethical hacking, penetration testing, data protection, cryptography and mobile device security.

Why legal firms need mobile security technology

Backed up by his experience at Howard Kennedy LLP, Jonathan revealed the key reasons why all legal firms must embrace and adopt powerful mobile device security technologies, such as Lookout. Especially if they are serious about safeguarding their data, their people and their reputation.

His discussion was focused around four vectors of risk:

  • The application
  • The device
  • The network
  • Web and content (phishing)

He discussed the current and future mobile threats that law firms face, and how these are evolving at an alarming rate. Specific threats included Pegasus – an application threat that makes devices susceptible to jailbreaking.

In addition, Jonathan covered Custom Keyboard Applications that allow key strokes to be logged. Plus, OS vulnerabilities caused by, for instance, manufacturers not keeping up with security patches. He also discussed third party app stores on iOS, such as iOS Ninja.

Appurity and Lookout steer the conversation

We joined forces with Lookout to reinforce Jonathan’s messages about mobile cyber-threats impacting the legal sector.

Then we homed in on the Lookout solution and how this is especially effective when it comes to increasing security for mobile workers at law firms like Howard Kennedy LLP.

The roundtable was well-received by all attendees. Ultimately it was agreed that the conversation with other law firms around threats was very interesting and valuable for everyone involved.

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