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Can the Law Society help me evaluate cyber security risks within my firm?

I am the firm’s COLP and am carrying out an audit to help me to evaluate possible cyber security risks within the firm. Has the Law Society produced any information that could assist me?

The Law Society’s Cyber Security Toolkit contains useful information on cyber risks and includes a risk assessment audit questionnaire which will help to identify areas of risk within your firm. It has concise information on mitigating cyber security risks as well as how to manage a cyber security breach.

For further information, please see the Law Society's Cyber Security Toolkit which is available to purchase from the Law Society's online bookshop at www.lawsociety.org.uk/bookshop

You may also find the following information useful:

The National Cyber Security Centre provides further information on cyber security please see www.ncsc.gov.uk. Key areas include:

  • Cyber Aware which provides cyber security advice for small businesses and individuals.
  • Cyber Essentials which is a government backed scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats.

The Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) allows members from across sectors and organisations to exchange information about cyber security threats. The Law Society can sponsor your membership (which is free). Please contact the Practice Advice Service, on 020 7320 5675 or email practiceadvice@lawsociety.org.uk.

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.

Have you got a practice question? Call the Practice Advice Service on 020 7320 5675 or email practiceadvice@lawsociety.org.uk

The Practice Advice Service is staffed Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

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