San Francisco - Amid a sharp rise in law firm data breaches and growing concern among security experts that legal discovery is the next frontier for hackers, Logikcull and the law firm of O’Magawd Mikoreer Izova have announced Law Lock™, the next generation of on-premise threat protection.
Law Lock™ is a stainless steel dial combination lock hand-crafted by German engineers to fit all sizes of so-called “evidence lockers”—filing cabinets for housing client files, discovery materials and lint.
Law Lock™, which has 96 unique characters in each of its four wheels, is capable of producing upward of 84 million unique combinations, making it virtually impenetrable to bad actors who can’t spot the Post-It on your office manager’s monitor, or who forgot to bring a lock cutter.
Law Lock™, which retails for $49.99, comes standard with two-factor authentication, syncing with most devices, such as personal pagers and fax machines. It is available in most law office color schemes, including shellacked wood, neutral dark brown, medium gray and deep beige.
“Law Lock™ combines all the hallmarks of an essential security application: namely, weatherproof zinc alloy and fire retardancy,” said John O’Magawd, managing partner at O’Magawd Mikoreer Izova and Law Lock™ mastermind. “It’s also socks compliant.”
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O’Magawd, a skilled autodidact, self-taught “authority” in law firm technology, and former legal aide to President Nixon, invented the lock to fill a gap in physical information security as legal professionals become increasingly preoccupied with largely unproven technology, like the internet.
“Only a lawyer can understand law firm security,” he said. “When a lawyer does it, that means it’s safe.”
Law Lock™ comes in several models designed to accommodate the modern law firm:
As the security world has turned its attention toward high-profile “digital data” breaches and “cyber” hackers, some observers see increasing vulnerability in paper-based data and big opportunities for enterprising “IRL”, or “in real life,” hackers.
“We read a lot about phishing attacks and malware, but in how many firms across America are total randos walking through doors and seeing things they’re not supposed to see?” said Marsha Mikoreer, an O’Magawd partner. “To my mind, if it’s not in a safe, it’s not safe.”
“The response from security-minded clients couldn’t be more present,” O’Magawd explained. “In fax after fax, they’ve insisted that the legal community step up its ‘cyber’ game. Now we can. When a client sends you their most sensitive electronic documents, lawyers no longer need to ‘burn’ them to a compact disc’s read-only optical memory. They can now print them out and store them in a secure cabinet, closet, or abandoned conference room.”
“For too long, lawyers have been taken advantage of by vendors charging ridiculous markups for encryption and storage,” said Logikcull co-founder and CEO Andy Wilson. “Law Lock™ may not be the solution, but it’s certainly a product.”