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Protecting clients’ data is your number one priority

Law firms' lax cybersecurity policies are making the legal industry an easy target, therefore putting clients' data at risk, argues Bruce Jubb

4 May 2016

The 11 million documents stolen from Mossack Fonseca could be the largest leak of data ever and,
as such, puts into a cyber-attack league of its own. But, regrettably, it will not be the last time a law firm is on the receiving end of a cyber-
attack and, if it serves as a wake-up call that makes solicitors review their firm's cybersecurity systems, then some good will still come
from it - because law firms
are rapidly forming the new front-line in the war against cybercriminals.

This, however, is not because as an industry law firms' defences are stronger than,
say, in the accountancy and banking sectors - quite the opposite, in fact. It is more
likely that solicitors are being targeted because their defences are perceived as being weaker compared to other industries and because the value of
the information they hold on behalf of their clients is so high.

In addition, other cyber-attacks that have recen...

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