Cyber Security For Your Law Practice


Cyber Security For Your Law Practice

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Over 400 legal professionals rely on us to look after their security and IT needs. IT in your legal practice is different to most other industries. It’s why you need IT security and IT support designed from the ground up by Legal IT experts.

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According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the legal and justice sectors reported the fourth highest number of data security cases during the first quarter of 2016.

Solicitors are no exception to cybercrime. Regulations set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) state that any data loss or breach must be reported to them immediately.  They have the power to impose fines if a firm loses data and is deemed to have not had adequate security measures in place. How do manage your Cyber Security safeguards?

Legal Technology is an area we’ve worked in for nearly twenty years.  We’ve seen technology come and go.  We understand what solicitors need and we can offer tried and trusted computer security solutions to help protect your legal practice against cybercrime.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced from 25 May 2018. It affects all organisations that hold personal data on EU citizens, regardless of where the organisation is based in the world. Law firms must also report data breaches to the ICO. Implementing a data protection strategy that includes encryption and anti-malware security is vital.

Consequences of a data breach can be severe. Potential fines under the GDPR range up to €20m or 4% of worldwide, annual turnover – whichever is higher.

Sophos and EU data protection regulations

Prestige Logic help can help you to prepare for the European Data Protection Directive (EU DPD) and minimise the risk of a fine with three simple Cyber Security steps:

3 Cyber Security safeguards to prevent cybercrime

GDPR Regulation (article 34) specifically calls out encryption as being a method of keeping data secure in the event of a breach.

Encryption is a must!

Q. Is the cloud secure and can I use it in my legal practice?

A. Cloud computing is here to stay and the simple answer is yes you can, yes you should, but be careful.  Choose carefully which cloud provider you partner with.  The Solicitors Regulation Authority has clear guidelines on what is considers safe practices for law firms.

For trusted advice on which security or cloud solution you should choose, please call us on 0845 582 8080 or email us at solutions@prestigelogic.com  We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to.  Simple answers to what seems like a complex regulation.

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