The cyber-smart solicitor

20 Jun 2017

As an industry which trades upon discretion and reputation, cyber-attacks resulting in the theft or ransom of data can have an irreparable impact on solicitors and their firms. Solicitors are privy to some of the most confidential data available, making them increasingly vulnerable as targets of hackers and cyber-criminals.

Loss or theft of this data can have serious consequences for relations with clients. It not only diminishes the trust between solicitor and client but can lead to widespread reputational damage to both practitioner and firm. And there are also long-lasting practical implications. When a breach is suffered, many organisations are faced with no other...

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