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Cybersecurity and scam prevention

  • The legal sector is at significant risk of cybercrime, cyber attacks and scams, partly because of the sensitive data and significant monies held by law firms.

    62 per cent of law firms reported a cyber attack in 2015, a 17 per cent increase on the previous year. Four per cent of all data security incidents reported in 2015/16 related to solicitors and barristers.

    We've compiled this information resource to help you:

    • Understand cybersecurity: its threats and risks to the legal sector
    • Educate your staff through cybersecurity training, events and publications
    • Access guidance and advice to take a proactive approach to reduce cyber threats
    • Connect with endorsed suppliers who provide products and services to help mitigate cybersecurity threats.
  • Latest cybersecurity news and features

  • Joint property and title fraud advice note

    A guide for solicitors on potential fraud in land transactions and registration of title.

    8 September 2017

    Cybersecurity and scam prevention

    Our cybersecurity resources and guidance help law firms to understand and take action to mitigate cyber risks and threats

    9 January 2017

    Cyber insurance guidance for law firms

    This guidance looks what to consider when deciding whether to purchase or renew cyber insurance.

    10 October 2016

    Practical tips to protect your firm from scams

    This page provides practical tips to protect your firm from scams.

    9 February 2016

    Digital working for defence practitioners

    Whatever the future of legal aid, digital working is the future for the criminal justice system.

    3 March 2015

    Fraud updates from the SRA

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is posting updates on its website about bogus law firms and email addresses that have been brought to its attention.

    22 August 2012
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    • Digest of cybersecurity news relevant to the legal sector
    • Information on endorsed cybersecurity providers
    • Information about relevant Law Society training, events and guidance

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