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Tackling the technology threat

What are the main categories of risk facing law firms, and what can they do to minimise their vulnerability, asks Struan Todd

5 July 2017

Use of technology and the importance of cyber security continue to be topics at the forefront of risk management discussion for law firms in the UK. While most law firms are aware of the key issues involved with ensuring their own systems are efficient and protected, changing legislative requirements and ever-evolving threats can be overwhelming.

There are a number of hazards that law firms must contend with in this space, but with a variety of methods that can be implemented, many firms are uncertain of what the best practice for their business is.

That being said, there are a number of ways to classify the range of technology-focused threats that a firm faces. We have aimed to split these into two main categories.

General IT threats

This classification refers to risks that accompany the use of t...

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