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Cybersecurity and scam prevention

  • 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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    Lawtech: a comparative analysis of legal technology in the UK and in other jurisdictions

    We have done a comparative analysis of public, private and third sector accelerators to lawtech innovation and adoption in the UK and other jurisdictions.

    3 December 2019
    Research

    Client information requirements

    This practice note covers what information you need to provide to your client, whether that is in your client letter, at an initial interview, or in whatever context you are providing legal services.

    22 November 2019
    Practice note

    Best practice for law firms

    There are steps you can take to protect your firm from a cyber attack.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Cloud computing

    Cloud computing is the delivery of services, for example storage and computing power, over the internet by a supplier.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Cyber insurance

    Cyber insurance covers your costs and losses if you experience a data breach or cyber attack.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Cybersecurity and GDPR

    Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you must process personal data securely.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Cybersecurity for solicitors

    This guide looks at the security you should have in place to protect your critical assets from cybercrime.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Data breach

    Chapter 5 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Friday afternoon fraud

    Chapter 2 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    How to identify a cyber attack

    This guide explains how to recognise and prevent the different cybersecurity threats you and your firm might face.

    28 August 2019
    Advice
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  • Guidance and advice

    Access our guidance and advice to help protect your firm against cyber threats

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  • Endorsed partners

    Learn more about products and services to help mitigate cybersecurity threats

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