The legal sector is at significant and growing risk of cybercrime, cyber attacks and scams, partly because of the sensitive data and significant monies held by law firms.
The SRA reported that in 2016/17, over £11m of client money was stolen due to cybercrime. In 2017/18, 60% of law firms reported an information security incident - almost a 20% increase from the previous 12 months.
These pages bring together guidance and support from the Law Society and external organisations to help firms understand and mitigate cybersecurity threats.
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There are steps you can take to protect your firm from a cyber attack.
Cloud computing is the delivery of services, for example storage and computing power, over the internet by a supplier.
Cyber insurance covers your costs and losses if you experience a data breach or cyber attack.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you must process personal data securely.
This guide looks at the security you should have in place to protect your critical assets from cybercrime.
Chapter 5 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.
Chapter 2 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.
This guide explains how to recognise and prevent the different cybersecurity threats you and your firm might face.
If you've been hacked, you should follow your response plan to alert the right members of staff, take actions to stop the attack, and reduce the damage.
You should be aware of client confidentiality when talking to your insurers.
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