Law Society blog - cyber security
Here are all the posts tagged with "cyber security".
20 February 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018 in the UK, and yet recent research has found that only 25 per cent of law firms believe they are in compliance. If you haven’t started planning for it yet, this is where you should begin.
28 November 2017
"Criminals have access to your calendar, to all kinds of different information and you have no clue that this is happening." Carole Gratzmuller, company president, was out of the office on the Friday morning her accountant’s phone rang.
18 October 2017
On Saturday 22 May 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida, Laszlo Hanyecz made a revolutionary transaction: he bought two Domino's pizzas for the equivalent of $41. This was the first ever purchase made using the digital currency Bitcoin.
04 October 2017
In my last blog, I wrote about a train journey and the complacency shown by two commercial property solicitors chatting about their client in full earshot of everyone who might want to listen. The response was great, but the concerning message was that, as a sector, we are far too complacent about cybercrime. Unless we do something about it, and do it now, we will all continue to fall victim. It's just a matter of time.
30 August 2017
Cloud computing is increasingly ubiquitous, even in law firms, despite the view that the legal profession has a reputation for being slow to adapt. It is particularly popular among small firms and sole practitioners.
31 May 2017
One day in February, Graham Murphy found himself on a train next to two solicitors. As they opened their laptops and began to talk about the details of a £100m transaction, he pricked up his ears and began to think about what a fraudster or cybercriminal might make of all this. And then they went to the buffet…
03 May 2017
UPDATED 10 May 2017 Following great discussion on social media, it is probably helpful to highlight that the risk from using cloud storage systems is in particular from using the free online versions which the original post refers to. Read Peter's update about Dropbox, regulatory compliance and how a law firm was penalised by the ICO for having
used a cloud storage system designed for private users for business purposes
02 February 2017
The Panama Papers leak exposed the most common weakest link in law firms' cybersecurity: its people. Mark Leiser looks at what firms can learn from the scandal.
31 March 2016
Stuart Poole-Robb discusses a new threat to law firms' IT systems and provides some top tips to prevent attacks from occurring.
08 January 2016
Personal information is the most valuable commodity on the globe, argues Nick Podd. Here he considers the issues around cybersecurity and outlines how law firms can take responsibility for the security of their clients' data.