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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This practice note highlights the warning signs of mortgage fraud and outlines how you can protect yourself and your firm from being used to commit fraud.
We look at cybersecurity concerns for law firms and discuss how to stay safe from targeted and random attacks.
This practice note has advice on the PII requirements in the current market, how you should apply and how much cover is required.
Your firm has just been hacked. What do you do in the aftermath of a cyber-attack?
The Law Society has produced a report in partnership with website security provider, SharkGate.
Peter Wright explains ten key actions your firm should already be taking to actively demonstrate your compliance.
The Law Society has contributed to the National Cyber Security Centre's first report that examines the cyber threats to the UK legal sector.
Most of us wouldn't leave our home unlocked or a window open when we go out. So, the news from the Office for National Statistics that we are 40 per cent more likely to be a victim of cybercrime than burglary is perhaps not surprising.
How can you protect your firm from a data breach? We ask Peter Wright, managing director of DigitalLawUK, about the latest trends in cyber and IT security risk in a post-GDPR world.
This practice note provides examples of how you can communicate all of the information required to your clients in a clear and effective manner.
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