By Legal Futures’ Associate Lawyer Checker
Exclusive risk management solution provider, Lawyer Checker now offers Cyber Essentials certification to safeguard law firms and their clients from cyber criminals.
Our expert understanding of the legal industry and the imminent potential cyber threats means that we are in a unique position to ensure that your business is protected from the main threats without delay.
With the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) identifying the legal sector as a top target for cyber criminals along with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) confirming that £11 million has been stolen by fraudsters in the last year – it’s crucial that you protect your law firm and clients from severe damage and your reputation.
Lawyer Checker recognises Cyber Essentials is so important that, in addition, we have now included Cyber Essentials certification in our Account & Entity Screen searches so that you can be assured you are dealing with a fellow firm who also values the importance of enhanced risk management.
An Overview of Cyber Essentials
What is Cyber Essentials?
It is a Government created scheme that is also recommended by the NCSC for all law firms which essentially targets 5 key areas of vulnerability within your business.
Why do you need it?
All Lexcel accredited firms should be certified against cyber essentials, plus it protects your firm from 80% of common cyber attacks; it attracts new business by highlighting to your potential new customers that you take cyber security seriously; and certain local and national contracts require you to be certified too.
How can you get it?
Acquiring Cyber Essentials certification for your firm is quick and easy, our legal risk expert team can guide you through the documentation quickly with less stress, resulting in your assessment potentially being certified by Practical Vision Network in as little as two days. Once you have passed you will be able to proudly display the cyber essentials logo on your website cementing the fact that you have considered potential threats and followed every conceivable pathway to protect your business and your clients.
The threat is real, at the SRA Compliance Conference last December, it was confirmed that 60% of law firms reported an information security incident in 2018. For only £350 plus VAT it will give you peace of mind that you have shielded your law firm from cyber risk – start protecting your firm today by calling us on 0800 133 7127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or request a callback.