How law firms can equip themselves for cyber combat

How law firms can equip themselves for cyber combat

I recently read an interesting article by Catherine Baksi in Raconteur, 26th November 2015, Combating the cyber thieves who hack lawyers, which reported on the problem of law firms being targeted by cyber criminals. Attacks that result in costly and damaging confidentiality breaches.

Of course, law firms are not unique in these attacks, as we know from other high profile cases recently in the media. But, what makes them rich pickings for the unscrupulous hackers and hoaxers is the amount of personal information they hold about their clients.

ISO 27001: Hygiene Expectation or Competitive Differentiator for Law Firms?

ISO 27001: Hygiene Expectation or Competitive Differentiator for Law Firms?

Legal firms like other businesses understand threats are growing around the security of information. By their nature they also have a good understanding about risk.  So there should be little doubt that achieving an accreditation such as ISO 27001:2013 gives those firms an opportunity to demonstrate to customers and prospects they take the subject seriously.