How Cyber Ready Is Your Law Firm? Take Our Survey Today
Today’s Wills & Probate (Part of the Practical Vision Network), have launched a sentiment survey in association with Lawyer Checker to understand firms engagement with cyber risk.
If it is not already, protecting your firm from the risk of cyber attack should be high on your agenda. According to HM Government there are around 1,400 criminal organisations who are actively targeting the legal sector at this very moment, preying on out of date or inadequate methods of defence against cyber attacks.
In 2018 alone, £354.3 million was stolen via authorised push payment fraud which uses social engineering and cyber fraud to convince people to part with their money. Additionally, the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019, released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) found that at least 80% of businesses had experienced sustained and frequent phishing attempts last year. This threat is only increasing and we want to know how prepared your firm is for any potential attack.
The DCMS report claims that only 56% of respondents had a valid cyber certification in place whilst only 16% have implemented any formal procedures or cyber security incident management processes and a mere third of business using a clear cyber policy. Staff training was also perceived to be poor with only 37% of businesses actively training staff to spot the signs of a cyber threat.
Here at Today’s Conveyancer, we want to know how accurate these figures are and consider how prepared the current legal sector would be in dealing with a cyber attack. If you can spare the time, we would appreciate it if you could complete our short survey.
All entrants will also be placed into a prize draw with the chance to win a £100 gift card.
Why is this relevant to you?
- Fraud is on the rise. 60% of law firms reported a security incident in 2018.
- The SRA reported 237 Scam Alerts in 2018.
- West Midlands Police Cyber Crime Unit have reported £11m of client money was compromised in 2018.
Help your profession gain a fresh perspective on this ever increasing threat! Complete the survey by clicking here.
Take our short survey and you could win a £100 Virgin Experience Gift Voucher.