There are steps you can take to protect your firm from a cyber attack.
Cloud computing is the delivery of services, for example storage and computing power, over the internet by a supplier.
Cyber insurance covers your costs and losses if you experience a data breach or cyber attack.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you must process personal data securely.
This guide looks at the security you should have in place to protect your critical assets from cybercrime.
Chapter 5 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.
Chapter 2 of our guide on how to identify a cyber attack.
This guide explains how to recognise and prevent the different cybersecurity threats you and your firm might face.
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.
You should be aware of client confidentiality when talking to your insurers.
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:
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 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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