What can law firms do to reduce the chances of a successful data breach?

In the aftermath of headline-grabbing cyber attacks, managing partners in law firms and Barristers' Chambers around the world have been posing the same question to their firm’s IT leaders:

“Could this happen to us?”

“Yes” is likely the honest answer.

As the legal industry has become increasingly digitised, it becomes even more susceptible to the threat of a debilitating data breach. Law practices are a potential goldmine for cybercriminals, with confidential client records offering rich pickings. The kind of information that circulates daily in firms – banking records, company accounting reports, address details, and insurance records – can be extremely valuable to cybercriminals. Identity theft, IP theft and bank fraud, just some of the hacker’s potential gains.

What can law firms do to reduce the chances of a successful data breach?

When 75% of data breaches can be attributed to a human component, the first thing to consider is the people in the business itself. Different people are susceptible to different forms of cyber attacks, and analysing this victimology can be vital in helping IT leaders in law firms reduce their cyber risk profile.

Join Sprout IT's new cybersecurity partner, CybSafe to find answers and tangible actions you can take to create a secure legal business.

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Event Details

Date:27 June 2019
Time:7:30am - 10:30am
Location:Quadrant Chambers Library
10 Fleet Street