They say a week is a long time in politics but a year in cyber feels like an age. We’ve seen 60% of law firms report an information security related incident – an increase of a whopping 20% compared to the previous year. This resulted in a loss of more than £11 million from UK firms. But why exactly are law firms becoming increasingly attractive for hackers? Mostly financial gain, but also access to personal information – not forgetting firms are now being targeted for political purposes.
It has been nearly one full year since the last Securing the Law Firm – can you believe it?! Taking place on the 18th September at Cavendish Venues, America Square, London, this year’s event has the theme “outsourcing cyber: short-term pain for long-term gain?” and will be exploring this through various talks and educational seminars. With an increased focus on cybersecurity and GDPR in the media, it’s only logical that we take extra care and caution to ensure that we’re protecting our clients’ data at all costs. Besides, isn’t it motivation enough avoiding the outrageous fines imposed by the ICO?
Once again, Commissum are official sponsors of the event and will be there with our subject matter experts on hand talking about the changes we are seeing and have seen in the last year, what the industry is doing and the threat landscape to the legal sector. Not only should we be aiming to simply prevent cyber attacks, but also early detection, response and, ultimately, a quick recovery. If you’re still developing your detection, response and recovery capability then this year’s Securing the Law Firm will be of great interest.
Commissum Managing Consultant, Rob Horne, will also be in attendance. Rob’s talk ‘enlisting the elite castle guard – how an old defence method is still relevant today’ will be answering questions such as:
- Are you taking the necessary steps ensure your company’s cyber defence is working?
- Is protecting your company against new threats something you can do alone? Or would it be more cost effective to use an extra helping hand?
- How does this defence work, what exactly does it do and what benefits will it provide?
- Why an age-old method of defence is just as relevant in today’s technologically advanced world, and the best way to implement it
Sound good? Great. See you on the 18th!