Cyber Crime – Protecting your Law Firm, Employees and Clients

Print This Post

23 August 2017

WesleyanLaw firms are particularly vulnerable to cyber crime due to the treasure trove of data they hold such as clients’ personal identity documents, commercially sensitive information, intellectual property, and bank details.  

Hackers are becoming more sophisticated, and in Q4 of 2016, there was a 173% increase in data security incidents reported by legal sector (Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), June 2017).

The threats posed to law firms are wide ranging and can result in:

  • loss or damage to digital assets such as data or software programmes
  • business interruption from network downtime
  • reputational damage

In addition, law firms that fall victim to cyber crime could come under greater regulatory scrutiny, face possible negligence action, and be subject to greater fines.

Download Wesleyan’s free eGuide to read practical tactics you can use in your law firm to help mitigate against the risks of cyber crime.

To discuss your cyber and data insurance requirements with Wesleyan, simply email and quote reference 51018, or call 0800 294 9052 (Lines are open 8am-8pm, Monday-Thursday – 8am-5pm Friday).

Associate News is provided by Legal Futures Associates.
Find out about becoming an Associate


Legal Futures Blog

Building a strong business case for IT investment

Nigel Wright

Investment in IT is necessary for forward-thinking law firms looking to succeed in today’s market. However, the value of IT is often under-appreciated and seen as just another overhead by senior management. It’s therefore important to understand how to write a convincing business case that helps decision makers understand why IT investments are necessary and the potential impact on the firm’s ability to compete.

September 22nd, 2017