Cyber-attacks and scams are a threat to all businesses today and law firms are particularly attractive sources of information. Our guidance can help you understand and mitigate the risks.
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Knowing how to respond once an attack has taken place is vital for protecting your firm and clients.
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A glossary of cybersecurity terms.
We have been made aware of a scam email targeting Law Society members.
Cyberattacks are a threat to all businesses today and law firms are particularly attractive sources of information.
This practice note outlines the regulatory and legal requirements that apply when a firm's client account has fallen victim to scammers.
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Depending on the nature of the scam and what is at risk, there are certain parties you should alert straight away to limit damage caused. These may include the police, your bank and your clients.
For more, see our advice on reporting scams.
Phishing is untargeted, mass emails sent to many people to try to obtain financial or other confidential information (including user names and passwords). This is usually done by sending an email that looks as though it has been sent by a legitimate organisation (often a bank). The email usually contains a link to a fake website that looks authentic.
See our glossary of cybersecurity terms.
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Understand the risks to your firm and clients and develop an effective cybersecurity policy.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) provides expert, trusted, and independent guidance for UK industry, government departments, the critical national infrastructure and private SMEs.
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