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Cybercrime targets: The biggest cybersecurity weaknesses in law firms

Many UK law firms are failing to tackle their greatest risks to cybercrime, a Managing Partner survey has found. Manju Manglani reveals the biggest cybersecurity weaknesses

26 November 2015

Eighty-seven per cent of law firms expect malicious hacking of confidential data to increase
in 2015, a Managing Partner and
Symantec survey has found.

Forty-six per cent of the 118 respondents said they expect the number of reported hacking incidents to increase moderately, while a further 41 per cent predict it will increase significantly.

The COO of a national law firm said his firm has defended itself against two attempted attacks in two months.

Commented the IT director at a national law firm: "Phishing, identity theft and hacking of client cloud-based email accounts are increasingly serious sources
of law firm business risk."

Warned a partner at an international law firm: "The information which law firms possess has not yet been the subject of any sustained at...

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