Cyber-attacks are a threat to all businesses today and law firms are particularly attractive sources of information.
This page provides advice on how to avoid attacks and brings together useful information and articles on cybersecurity.
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A new free online training course has been launched to help solicitors to develop skills to protect their clients and themselves from cyber-attacks.
Cyber Incident Response (CIR) service - the government's list of certified cyber-response providers, with contact numbers, can be found on the CIR website
Cyber Essentials is a new government-backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyberthreats.
Cyber Street Wise - an online resource designed to provide small and medium-sized enterprises with advice and tips about how to make simple but effective changes to improve their online security
Practical guidance on sensible cybersecurity measures from ICO.
Government guide for small and medium-sized enterprises on how to stay safe online
Keeping the affairs and assets of clients confidential and secure is a well established professional responsibility.
The Law Society can sponsor firms to join this free initiative for sharing cyberthreat and vulnerability information. Please refer to our technology policy adviser Timothy Hill when making an application.
Discusses the risks of online crime to legal businesses and contains steps on how to reach cybersecurity.
A guide for small and medium-sized enterprises on how to stay safe online.
Government's list of certified cyber-response providers, with contact numbers.
As part of their fraud prevention strategy, the Metropolitan Police are distributing posters to businesses with information on how to avoid and report fraud attempts.
The Law Society is urging solicitors to take action against malicious software that encrypts data on computers.
The government has launched a scheme to help firms identify the IT security controls they should have in place to mitigate the risk from cyber-attacks.
Solicitors' firms have reported the receipt of email messages that purport to be from Solicitors from Hell.net. Read our advice and update.
Information security breaches affecting UK business have decreased over the last year but the cost of individual breaches has almost doubled.
Solicitors' firms have reported the receipt of phishing email messages which purport to be from the Law Society and are sent from a variety of email addresses, including some fraudulently using the @lawsociety.org.uk domain.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden has called on professionals, including lawyers, to upgrade security following surveillance revelations.
Cybersecurity can drive innovation in legal services as well as protect professional privilege, says Timothy Hill, technology policy adviser at the Law Society of England and Wales.
CISP is a joint, collaborative initiative between industry and government to share cyber threat and vulnerability information in order to increase awareness of the cyberthreat and reduce the impact on UK business.
The Law Society can sponsor law firms to join the free initiative. Please refer to our technology policy adviser Timothy Hill when making an application.
If you have any queries, please contact Timothy Hill.
This report is essential reading for law firms without specialist in-house IT support or expertise.