Investing in Protection Against Data Loss

  • 19 April 2019

Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients with an innovative and competitive edge. As the 8th largest law firm in the world by revenue and the world’s largest law firm by number of lawyers, Dentons is a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner.

Dentons is protecting 1,300 employees with Tessian Guardian and Tessian Enforcer.

“Before we adopted Tessian’s technology, we didn’t believe we had any problems with misaddressed emails. After a pilot, we realized that was only because these issues weren’t being reported.”
Andrew Cheung Partner and General Counsel

Mitigating data loss risks

As a Partner and General Counsel at Dentons, Andrew Cheung understands the importance of finding the right solution when faced with a complex problem. Law firms like Dentons encounter vast amounts of sensitive information on a daily basis. Ensuring that proprietary client data remains secure is a top priority for Andrew and the firm as a whole.

The risks of allowing data to leak are serious. Commercial, regulatory and financial penalties are becoming more severe, and law firms, which aggregate sensitive data from many individuals and businesses, are at particular risk from sophisticated attacks.

“We can see ROI in one email”
Andrew Cheung Partner and General Counsel

Better visibility into complex systems

Complex enterprises may lack oversight and control over every piece of information sent to unauthorized or misaddressed accounts. By applying machine learning to historic email data, Tessian learns about employees’ unique relationships with their colleagues and other contacts.

After deploying Tessian’s Guardian and Enforcer modules, Andrew was able to benefit from in-depth visibility into Dentons’ email security. Right from the partnership’s pilot phase, Andrew saw return on the firm’s investment in Tessian.

Delivering growth, staying secure

Whether it’s malicious behaviour such as an employee forwarding company proprietary data to a personal account, or a well intentioned employee sending a file to a personal account to work from home, data loss from unauthorized or misaddressed emails will continue to expose law firms to significant risk.

With Tessian protecting Dentons’ people, data and systems, Andrew and the wider firm are confident that the firm can deliver growth while remaining protected from advanced security vulnerabilities.

Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email

Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions in the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.