The annual ILTA Technology Survey has just been published and Jobst Elster at InsideLegal.com has provided many insightful highlights. The 2015 ILTA Tech Survey reports the input of 420 firms representing more than 88,000 attorneys and 185,000 total users. ILTA law firm members with less than 150 attorneys make up 66% (277 firms) of total responses.

Here are a few of the major highlights:

  • Mobile Device Management (MDM) is now mainstream… There was an 8 point gain this year in MDM deployments with 52% of respondents using this technology.
  • The three biggest law firm security challenges cited in the ILTA Tech Survey include ‘balancing security with usability’ (31%), ‘user acceptance and behavior’ (24%), and a tie for ‘user education and awareness’ (22%) and ‘firm culture’ (22%). We also observed that ‘client security requirements’ (14%), ‘BYOD/mobile devices’ (12%) and especially ‘cloud apps/data security’ (4%) actually ranked much lower compared to recent related hype and media coverage.
  • Security awareness training programs continue to gain momentum with 49% now having them in place, including 86% of law firms with more than 350 attorneys. 79% of these programs are developed internally (compared to 86% in 2014) with the trend toward more outsourcing in this area.

Read the full article here.