Preparing for a Cyberattack

The threat of cybercrime is a constant danger for businesses of all types, but law firms are particularly vulnerable due to the sensitive information they handle. In recent years, there have been multiple high-profile cyberattacks on law firms, which have resulted in data breaches, loss of client trust, and financial consequences. It is understandable then that 34% of legal professionals in our recent Legal Trends Report say data protection is their top daily challenge, it has become critical for law firms to take preventative measures to protect their systems and data from cyberattacks.

Developing a cybersecurity plan

Law firms must have a cybersecurity plan in place, which outlines how they will operate in the event of a cyberattack and how they will mitigate against potential cyber security risks to the firm. This plan should be developed in consultation with professionals in IT and tailored to the firm’s specific needs.

With almost 1 in 10 legal professionals surveyed in our Legal Trends Report believing their systems are not secure, having a plan in place that covers possible cyber-attack scenarios is a must. It should include what actions to take to minimise damage to clients and firm if an attack happens, and protocols to follow post-event.

 

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