CYBER SECURITY FOR law firms
The large amounts of sensitive data law firms hold has made them prime targets for cyber criminals who are trying to exploit this information for financial gain. This puts any firm at high risk of losing confidential client information or funds, reputation and suffering from costly financial repercussions.
kEY CYBER tHREATS FOR LAW FIRMS
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified the following threats as prominent to the UK legal sector:
Phishing scams have been identified as the most common cyber attack for law firms (CySure 2020), likely due to the low-cost effort in comparison to the potentially high-cost reward a cyber criminal can reap. As email is the most common medium for phishing, private email hosting solutions are recommended for all employee communications in order to mitigate the risk of a phishing attack/scam.
Data breaches can happen for a plethora of reasons. To protect against this type of attack a firm must first secure themselves against malicious actors from both external and internal sources. If the later may seem excessive, it will be surprising to know that more than half of company breaches (54%) are caused by insiders (ISF 2015).
To account for all types of threat, endpoint management, network transparency and protection are fundamental.
Designed to cause maximum disruption, ransomware attacks can be extremely damaging to a firm of any size. To mitigate the risk of a cyber attack, the NCSC has recommend that businesses complete several actions to maintain their security.
At Riela Cyber, we will work with you to complete all recommended actions through the use of our security operations centre. Once the quality cyber security solutions are put in place, we will work to create an incident response strategy, devising simple and efficient procedures to quickly respond to any incident before it can cause damage.
IS YOUR LAW FIRM AT RISK?
Our team is available to help your law firm through any cyber event, whether you are an existing client or not. To find out more or make use of our incident response services, please get in touch: