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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It is now more likely than ever that UK businesses will be attacked by cyber criminals at some point, if not already. Here are the top three most common types of cyber crime law firms face.
Tech Talks is a series of podcasts for lawyers who want to know more about the risks and opportunities associated with new legal sector technology.
Peter Wright and Kayleigh Leonie discuss best practice on social media and explain the importance of data and connection security.
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.
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New online course, GDPR for managers featuring downloadable checklists and valuable resources from the Law Society and ICO.