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SOC 2 Compliance & Your Law Firm: What Every Administrator Should Know

Thursday, February 17, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: ALA Legal Marketplace
By: Thomas (TJ) Schoessow, VP of Technology Infrastructure , Abacus Next and Alan Rappley, Senior Cyber Security Engineer, AbacusNext

Law firms are facing a growing cyber security threat. Unfortunately, keeping your firm’s sensitive data secure isn’t as simple as encrypting files or purchasing malware scanning tools. Firms must take a holistic approach to data security which is why practices throughout the United States are now requiring that their vendors have SOC 2 Attestation.
During this presentation, we will explore:


  • SOC 2 Audit Basics
  • Why law firms are embracing SOC 2
  • A cybersecurity checklist for all technology providers   


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Thomas (TJ) Schoessow
Thomas (TJ) Schoessow

VP of Technology Infrastructure, Abacus Next

With an expansive career in IT and data security, TJ understands the evolving needs of virtual systems and creates pragmatic strategies and implementation designs that deliver maximum return on investment. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from UCSD, and a wide array of technical certifications. TJ is VP of Technology Infrastructure for AbacusNext where he oversees the cloud and engineering teams for the company’s legal technology solutions

Alan Rappley
Alan Rappley

Senior Cyber Security Engineer, AbacusNext

For a decade, Alan has specialized in IT and cyber security across several industries. He holds an MS in Cyber Security & Information Assurance, and currently works as a Senior Cyber Security Engineer at AbacusNext, helping to ensure data security across the company’s legal technology solutions that serve over 12,000 law firms around the globe. 


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