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Cybersecurity basics

  • If you're new to cybersecurity, the information in this section provides a good starting point to help you gain a general understanding about cybersecurity in the legal sector, including a glossary of terms, FAQs, research and relevant cybersecurity laws.

    Glossary of terms

    Use our cybersecurity glossary of terms to familiarise yourself with key terminology.

    Frequently asked questions

    Our FAQs summarise the most popular questions asked by members about cybersecurity.

  • Latest cybersecurity news

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    Goodbye Data Protection Act, hello GDPR

    How you handle your customers' personal information is changing, as businesses need to be compliant with the new GDPR by 25 May 2018. Hiscox provides a guide to getting your business in shape ahead of the EU's new data rules.

    8 January 2018

    MPs are warned over shared computer logins

    The data protection watchdog has said MPs who share login and password details on government computers could be breaking the law and it is investigating MPs' sharing of computers with interns.

    20 December 2017

    Cybersecurity for law firms: end of year review

    Peter Wright discusses the cybersecurity headlines for law firms as we reach the end of 2017, including ransomware attacks, the dangers of unsecure public wifi, and the countdown to D-day for the General Data Protection Regulation.

    13 December 2017

    Uber faces investigations over massive data breach

    The National Cyber Security Centre has launched an investigation after Uber failed to disclose a massive data breach that took place a year ago but which the San Francisco-headquartered car-booking company kept secret.

    6 December 2017

    Malicious email targeting CQS member firms

    There is currently an email being sent to a number of Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) member firms.

    18 May 2017
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