DPC Achieves Global Cybersecurity Standard
12 July 2019
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC) has successfully reached the international cybersecurity standards for law firms set by Meritas, the global alliance of independent business law firms. DPC is a member of Meritas and, in order to retain membership in good standing, is required to self-report their compliance with the Meritas Cybersecurity Standards for keeping client data and information secure.
The standards define 10 essential cybersecurity requirements that the 182 independent law firms and future new members of the organization are expected to meet. As part of the process, DPC completed an assessment of cybersecurity best practices, implemented cybersecurity enhancements in key areas to respond to ever-changing online risks, and then underwent a compliance review against the Meritas standards.
In order to successfully meet the standards, DPC has information security, risk assessments, technical and physical safeguards, employee training, third-party risk management and business continuity plans in place, along with a breach response process. As part of its Meritas membership renewal, DPC will regularly complete a cybersecurity assessment to maintain its level of security for safeguarding information.
“It’s important to proactively incorporate and constantly upgrade best practices, especially when it comes to cybersecurity, which is the number-one concern of our partners when they generate sensitive legal information,” said Hristo Nihrizov, partner at DPC. “We work with other Meritas firms across the world on behalf of clients who have needs in other regions. Having a global quality benchmark is important to maintaining the highest levels of consistency.”
Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring the quality of its member firms. Each member law firm is required to adhere to rigorous and specific service standards on a regular basis. Meritas membership is selective and by invitation only. Meritas has published more information on how a law firm keeps information secure.
DPC is a top tier, full-service commercial law firm operating in Bulgaria that is recognized for its in-depth knowledge and expertise in all areas of business law. DPC offers innovative and commercially savvy legal solutions to clients across various industries.