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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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.
Exempting the Home Office from new data protection rules could lead to serious miscarriages of justice, the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council warned today.
A former US National Security Agency officer claims that North Korea may have made over $200m in cryptocurrency trading last year.
Law Society accredited partner Hiscox provide a beginner's guide to choosing a cyber insurance policy for your firm.
Research into the future of artificial intelligence undertaken by a host of academic and industry experts has warned of a 'clear and present danger' that terrorists could harness the technology to carry out driverless car crashes and cyber attacks.
A new study reveals that local authorities in the UK have been the target of an estimated 98m cyber attacks in the last five years, constituting an average of 37 attacks every minute.
More than 4,000 websites, including many government ones, were hit by a 'cryptomining' attack at the weekend. Malware was inserted into website codes through Browsealoud - a popular plug-in that helps blind and partially-sighted people access the web.
A cyber attack could cause Britain or another nuclear-armed state to launch a strike by mistake, according to an international affairs think tank.
Neil Ford of IT Governance outlines 10 aspects of the GDPR that your review must cover.
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