By Legal Futures’ Associate Lawyer Checker 
Plymouth based firm, Bright Solicitors put their business’ risk management measures under the spotlight and successfully gained Cyber Essentials certification through accredited assessor, Practical Vision Network.
The open minded southern based firm recognises the vitalness of gaining such an important certification, which is a Government backed accreditation scheme, which proves to their clients, other firms and organisations that they take cyber security seriously by taking the recommended steps to secure themselves from potential threats.
Practical Vision Network, incorporating leading risk management solutions provider, Lawyer Checker, who is best known for its conveyancing risk tool Account & Entity Screen, which verifies the legitimacy of the firm on the other side of the transaction, has developed its own portfolio offering an array of cyber risk products.
The threat is real on the sector as the National Centre for Cyber Security confirms the legal industry is the main target for fraudsters. Cyber Essentials certification is quick and easy and protects firms against 80% of common cyber attacks – plus it attracts new business as it highlights to your potential new customers that cyber security is top of your agenda.
With Hiscox reporting more than 55% of British law firms suffering at least one cyber attack in the past 12 months, Bright Solicitors wanted to safeguard its business and clients from potential threats and alleviate the chances of reputational damage.
Fleur Price, practice manager at Bright Solicitors said: “Having the Cyber Essentials certification ensures that our business is protected in the right way as well as showing our clients that we can be trusted with their data, which is of vital importance in our industry. Practical Vision were incredibly easy to work with and made getting our security up-to-date a breeze.”
Bright Solicitors offers both business and personal legal advice to clients in and around Plymouth and surrounding areas. The professional firm understands the complexities of a business and the challenges its faces everyday and offers expertise and guidance where needed. On a personal level they pride themselves on excellent customer service with prompt, clear and easy to understand communication with their clients.
Fraud is an ever-increasing blight on society, and one that can have a detrimental impact on the lives and businesses of those it touches. With Cyber criminals continually finding newer and bolder ways to attack firms and their clients, its imperative that businesses are taking it seriously by implementing robust systems to mitigate the risk of fraud.