Nicola Laver discovers how firms are dealing with heightened cyber threats amid the covid-19 crisis

When the country went into lockdown cyber criminals circled like vultures, targeting businesses within the first few weeks. 

Personal data and business information is a precious commodity to cyber criminals who will seek to detect and infiltrate loopholes and weaknesses. As we know, law firms are a particularly attractive target.

The figures are eye-watering. According to analysts at business ISP provider Beaming, if you were to average out the total number of attempts to breach the systems of UK businesses, they would have experienced 177,000 each between April and June 2020. That equates to one attack every 45 seconds – a 13 per cent increase on the first quarter. 

Meanwhile, the National Cyber Securit...

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