LPLC has produced a guide full of practical information to help lawyers be cybersafe. The guide outlines 5 key areas of focus and explains why each is important to be included in cybersafe strategies for law practices. For each key area the guide provides a checklist of practical steps to take to secure any legal practice.
Law firms of all sizes, including sole practitioners, are targeted every day by cyber criminals from all over the world. Most law firms transact large amounts of money and hold confidential information that criminals can sell or use to extort a ransom payment.
Failure to protect your business and your clients’ money and information could be costly both financially and to your firm’s reputation.
Basic information for everyone
Every staff member in a law firm is responsible for keeping the firm safe from cyber-attack. There are many things that everyone can do, and this guide addresses the five basic areas to focus on to help lock the door on cyber-crime. It is important that everyone in a firm understands what the risks are and what part they must play in keeping the firm safe.
The Australian Government’s StaySmartOnline website is a good place for everyone to start to review basic information about protecting your business online. Register for StaySmartOnline’s Alert Service to receive updates on scams, risks and preventative action to protect your firm and your clients.
It is everyone's business
Cyber security is not just an IT issue. It is an essential part of today’s legal practice and everyone in your firm has a critical role in preventing cyber-crime. There is no silver bullet to protect your firm and your client’s money. The concept of cyber security must be built into everything people do in a law firm.
The approach to cyber security needs to be multi-pronged. This guide sets out five key areas to address, underlines why they are important, what can be done and how to do it. Included in this guide are links to valuable resources and information.
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Law Council of Australia - Cyber Precedent - strengthening the legal profession's defence against online threats