NCSC publish report on cyber threats to the UK legal sector in association with the Law Society
This month, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published their Cyber Threat Report, which focuses on the UK legal sector.
The report was compiled in assistance with the Law Society, as well as the Bar Council, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Action Fraud, and the National Crime Agency.
The report aims to make lawyers, firms, and organisations aware of the current cyber security threats and how the UK legal sector is being targeted. The report also provides solutions on how organisations can mitigate risk and deal with threats.
The report makes clear that any firm, regardless of size, as well as in-house legal departments and sole traders are all at risk of cyber-attacks. This makes the report an important resource for all legal professionals regardless of practice area or sector.
The report includes case studies and practical guidance, as well as information about how the legal could be targeted and by who.
Quoted in the report’s introduction, our president Lubna Shuja said: “This report is a timely and important resource for lawyers who wish to safeguard their systems and data against cyber threats.”
“By taking proactive steps to address cyber threats, we can continue to protect the rule of law, ensure access to justice, and provide secure legal services that allow businesses, individuals, and the wider economy to thrive.”