The legal industry is one of those, and for anyone thinking of starting up or enhancing their legal business, there are some things you need to know about protecting your employees and customers online. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) report of June 2023 highlighted that there was a growing campaign against Law firms, given the volume and value of the data that they hold.
In this blog, we’re going to look at the key things you should take into consideration when it comes to cybersecurity for legal firms. Let’s run through a checklist of what you need to think about for your online defences:
As a legal professional, you’ll know that you handle more sensitive information than anyone else. Whether it’s corporate data or deep insights into your client’s personal lives, no one handles more data than you. Your data protection obligations mean that you need to keep that data protected, and the best way to do so, is by having the best cybersecurity defences in place. Things that can help you with this are:
When it comes to legal firms, reputation is king. Your clients will come to you based on your reputation as practitioners who can operate at optimum capacity, without any security lapses in your day-to-day activities. What that means is that if you have a major data breach, many of your customers will look to competitors who have a previous reputation in staying safe online.
Protecting your reputation as a cybersafe business, is a must to avoid losing your customers. That’s why investing in specialists who can make your firm watertight is always worth the money. Your reputation as a cyber-proof business is invaluable for keeping the clients rolling in. Area’s you could look at to assist in maintaining and improving your cyber reputation are:
In a similar vein as our first point on this list, the fact that legal firms contain so much sensitive information makes them highly profitable for hackers and cybercriminals. These felons love to get their hands on personal data so that they can sell it to other firms who will directly target individuals. This means that legal firms need to be extra vigilant against possible breaches. They, often more than any other sector, need to have the defences to protect data and the measures in place to follow up potential issues. This is to stay safe against the criminals who may have your organisation down as a priority target. Make yourselves a difficult target by the following methods:
Hopefully you have found this brief guide useful and it has made you think of where and when your data moves. Remember that the best security monitoring tool you have is you and your staff. They know when something doesn’t look right or normal, so encourage them to put their hand up, rather than being pressured to just “get things done”.
Contact us today to get your company secured, allowing you to concentrate on building your business.
Anastasiia Nahirna Kevin Else
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