Legal Practices

Cybersecurity is a major issue for law firms and legal practices. With the introduction of new GDPR regulations earlier this year, there is now more pressure than ever on law firms to prove that they are doing everything they can to protect client’s data. Last year 62% of all law firms in the UK experienced some sort of cyber security incident, according to a survey carried out by PWC Law Firms.

Last year 62% of all law firms in the UK experienced some sort of cyber security incident.

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Only 31% of law firms have formal cyber security training programs.

CYBER SECURITY

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The importance of cyber protection for legal practices

Law firms typically deal with a lot of sensitive and valuable data making them the perfect target for cybercriminals. Regardless of the size of your firm, cyber protection should be top on your list of priorities in 2019. According to recent statistics, a massive 62% of law firms do not have a dedicated information security professional and only 31% have formal cyber security training programs. Under new GDPR rulings, these law firms would all be at risk of serious fines.

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How can we help?

The EncompassIT team have many years of experience working with firms in the legal industry and fully understand all of their IT needs/requirements. We can offer legal practices advice on how to ensure their security systems are best protected as well as reviewing current systems and procedures to make sure they are relevant and up to date. To minimise a legal firm’s vulnerability to attack, strategies such as anti-virus, anti-malware, scanning agents, data back-up and data encryption are all recommended.

Malware and data breaches have become a pressing concern for most modern organisations, and law firms, in particular, have found themselves frequently targeted. Corporate clients want to feel reassured that their legal firm is doing everything they can to protect their data and that they are prepared to repel and withstand these kinds of attacks which means your reputation could suffer if you don’t prioritise cyber security.

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