Webinars by Practice Area
Fraud and CyberCrime Update 2020
Recorded on: 14/12/2020
Fraud and cybercrime are two of the key risks to a law firm today. Since March, and the first Covid lockdown, statistics would suggest a 400% increase in the incidence of scams and frauds in our workplaces. As our staff work from home there are much greater risks to our security, confidentiality and access to key information as well as many more inventive scams taking advantage of the pandemic. Much has been done over the last few years to tighten up our systems procedures and approaches, but more can still be done.
What are the key steps we need to have in place? How do we ensure that our internal systems are as ring-fenced as possible and our staff are working within the confines and disciplines required? What are the increased risks of working from home? What of our alertness to fraudsters who pretend to be people they are not?
As the Home Office say in their second AML Risk Assessment ‘professionals must all remain vigilant to the persistent and frequent attempts of fraudsters and terrorists to exploit vulnerabilities in their systems’. Add to this our current frustrations and anxieties that can be exploited too.
Fee-earning and administrative staff would both benefit from this updating webinar which will consider:
- An outline of the frauds and scams
- Key factors to consider in internet-based frauds
- Recent examples of breaches
- Covid-19 specific risks
- Cyber Essentials as a remedy
- Personal ID fraud – the latest
- CQS, and other measures to offset it
- GDPR implications
- What to do if you fall victim