GRC - Governance, Risk and Compliance for NYC Law Firms

Achieve Your Compliance Goals

Our team of security specialists and engineers understand the complex requirements demanded by clients, auditors and regulatory bodies for SOC, SOC Type-2, CIS and Cybersecurity Liability Insurance underwriters.  Fulfilling these requirements will put you in the best position to take on new clients, like national banks, who have the most demanding security standards.  In addition, improving the posture of the firm actively reduces risk, decreasing the surface area of attack from threat actors, creating the environment for growth.

Advance your firm with our three pillars of success:

  • Compliance and Security Expertise on Retainer
  • Solutions Architecture and Vendor Selection
  • Best of Breed Software and Policy Resources

SOC (System and Organization Controls)

Our services include helping firms establish and maintain internal controls that are critical components of the SOC certification process. We’ll guide you through the implementation of security measures that meet the SOC trust principles, which cover security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

SOC Type-1

For SOC Type-1, we focus on assessing and verifying the design of your security processes at a specific point in time. Our team will work with you to document and evaluate your controls to ensure they are suitably designed to meet the required standards.

SOC Type-2

Moving beyond SOC Type-1, SOC Type-2 involves a more rigorous evaluation over a period of time. We provide continuous monitoring and support to ensure that your controls are not only designed appropriately but are also operating effectively over time.

CIS (Center for Information Security)

We align cybersecurity policies with the CIS Controls v8 framework, starting with the 56 Safeguards for Basic Cyber Hygiene. Of the 153 total Safeguards, we will work with your team to understand which level of application is best suited to achieve the ideal balance of cost, security, and convenience.

Cybersecurity Liability Insurance

We assist in evaluating your firm’s cybersecurity posture to meet the underwriting criteria for cybersecurity liability insurance. This includes risk assessments, implementing necessary security measures, and maintaining documentation to demonstrate compliance with insurance requirements.

ABA (American Bar Association)

While the ABA does not set forth specific cybersecurity standards, it provides guidelines and best practices for legal professionals. We help ensure that your firm adheres to these guidelines, particularly regarding the handling of sensitive client information, to maintain ethical standards and client trust.

By partnering with us, your firm will be well-equipped to meet and exceed the stringent security standards required in today’s digital landscape, ensuring both compliance and enhanced protection against cyber threats.

New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Regulations (23 NYCRR 500)

These regulations require financial services companies, which can include some law firms depending on their activities, to establish and maintain a cybersecurity program designed to protect consumers and ensure the safety and soundness of New York State’s financial services industry.

NYS SHIELD Act (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act)

This act requires businesses that own or license computerized data which includes private information of New York residents to implement and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the private information.

AI Governance Framework

The AI Governance Framework ensures ethical and compliant use of artificial intelligence (AI). Our services include risk assessments, development of an AI Ethics Charter, compliance auditing, transparency reporting, accountability structures, privacy protection, security protocols, continuous education, stakeholder engagement, and regulatory alignment. By adopting the AIGF, your firm demonstrates commitment to responsible AI, enhancing reputation and trust.

Data Privacy Framework

The Data Privacy Framework ensures the secure handling of sensitive information. Our services include risk assessments, privacy policy development, compliance auditing, data transparency reporting, accountability structures, security protocols, continuous education, stakeholder engagement, and alignment with regulations such as GDPR and CCPA. By adopting this framework, your organization demonstrates commitment to protecting privacy rights, building trust, and avoiding costly data breaches.

Artificial Intelligence Enabled Compliance

Our standard retainer includes the Compliance Edition of our AI platform, Emely AI.
Emely AI is securely accessible via Webpage, Web Application, and Microsoft Teams in Microsoft Azure on your desktop and mobile devices.