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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 advice to help solicitors beat property fraud

    New advice developed jointly by HM Land Registry and the Law Society will help conveyancing solicitors avoid potential fraud.

    8 September 2017
    Press release

    Law Society responds to ABI fraud allegation

    We have raised concerns about ABI's allegation of solicitor involvement in the rise of fraudulent insurance claims.

    13 September 2016
    Press release

    Law Society annual professional indemnity insurance survey confirms favourable market for firms

    For the second year running professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewal went smoothly for the vast majority of firms, our 2015-16 PII survey has found.

    28 April 2016
    Press release

    New categories in Law Society Excellence Awards 2015 recognise Magna Carta anniversary and increased cyber threats

    Human rights, technology and private client practice are three new categories in this year's line up for the legal awards ceremony of the year.

    9 March 2015
    Press release

    Law Society says law firms at risk of computer malware

    The Law Society is urging solicitors to take action against malicious software that encrypts data on computers.

    5 June 2014
    Press release

    Law Society urges vigilance as cyber attack costs soar

    The Law Society is urging firms to be vigilant to cyber attacks following reports that the cost of information security breaches has almost doubled over the last year.

    2 May 2014
    Press release
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    • Digest of cybersecurity news relevant to the legal sector
    • Information on endorsed cybersecurity providers
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