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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At an appropriate point, review the attack with your employees.
Chapter 1 of our guide to how to identify a cyber attack.
Chapter 3 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.
Your reporting duty will depend on the kind of cyber attack you've experienced and what the damage was.
Chapter 6 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.
Chapter 4 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.
This guide explains how to limit damage to systems and data and how to comply with regulations.
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