Cyber crime – How can solicitors fight it?

By Richard Gledhill
Businesswoman at computer

Another month passes and yet more high profile names finding themselves in the press having been a victim of a serious security breach and consequent reputational damage leaving them with a fight on their hands in order to win back the confidence of their customer base.

These attacks, as is clear by now, are many and varied, but one common thread would seem to be that each victim either holds significant volumes of sensitive client data (big data) or significant amounts of client money.

Most solicitor practices will find themselves exposed in both areas. In addition, there is some thought that as well as COLPs and COFAs, regulation may in due course extend to the need for a Data Protection Officer.

So, what do you do?

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