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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What law firms can do to protect themselves.
Tim Hill, technology policy adviser at the Law Society provides practical advice for avoiding IT meltdown and where to look to for help.
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 ...
Knowing how to respond once an attack has taken place is vital for protecting your firm and clients.
There is currently an email being sent to a number of Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) member firms.
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We are a small general practice firm. I have heard that a lot of firms are investing in cloud computing services. What is cloud computing and what are ...
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 ...
A glossary of cybersecurity terms.
We have been made aware of a scam email targeting Law Society members.
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.
Cybersecurity is the protection of networks, services and devices, and the data on them from theft or damage. Technology offers great opportunities for improving efficiency and cost savings, but technologies are vulnerable to attack. Cybersecurity is a critical issue for all businesses.
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.
Get answers to the cybersecurity questions solicitors have asked us.
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The advice and precedents in this practical toolkit help ensure your cyber security policies/procedures are effective.