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Cybersecurity guidance and advice

  • Our cybersecurity practice notes, guidance and advice are written by experts in their field who have knowledge of the legal sector, and who can help your firm implement policies and procedures to reduce vulnerability to cyber attacks.
  • Cybersecurity practice notes

    11 February 2019
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    2 November 2018
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    1 June 2018
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    24 April 2018
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    8 June 2016
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    11 October 2011
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    11 October 2010
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  • Latest cybersecurity advice

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    Best practice for law firms

    There are steps you can take to protect your firm from a cyber attack.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Cloud computing

    Cloud computing is the delivery of services, for example storage and computing power, over the internet by a supplier.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Cyber insurance

    Cyber insurance covers your costs and losses if you experience a data breach or cyber attack.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Cybersecurity and GDPR

    Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you must process personal data securely.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Cybersecurity for solicitors

    This guide looks at the security you should have in place to protect your critical assets from cybercrime.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Data breach

    Chapter 5 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Friday afternoon fraud

    Chapter 2 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    How to identify a cyber attack

    This guide explains how to recognise and prevent the different cybersecurity threats you and your firm might face.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    If your system has been hacked

    If you've been hacked, you should follow your response plan to alert the right members of staff, take actions to stop the attack, and reduce the damage.

    28 August 2019
    Advice

    Informing your insurers

    You should be aware of client confidentiality when talking to your insurers.

    28 August 2019
    Advice
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  • National Cyber Security Centre

    The government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) seeks to improve the underlying security of the UK internet through technological improvement and through sharing insights and advice with organisations.

    It has published the following practical guidance that is of relevance to law firms:

  • Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP)

    The NCSC’s Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) provides a secure, confidential environment online to exchange cyber threat information in real-time with industry and government counterparts. There is a dedicated legal sector ‘node’ (group).

    To join you need first to register your organisation and then register accounts for each individual that wishes to access CiSP. The Law Society can be the sponsor for your organisation. Email us to request the details you will need to provide in your application form.

    You may also be interested in the NCSC’s weekly threat report, which provides up-to-date intelligence about known attacks and vulnerabilities.

    Cyber Essentials scheme

    Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported standard to help organisations protect themselves against the most common threats found on the internet. There are two levels of badges awarded: Cyber Essentials (self-assessment) or Cyber Essentials Plus (assessor verified).

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