Cyber threats to the legal sector come in various forms, the most significant of which are described in this section. The threat actors are primarily cybercriminals with a financial motive, however, there has been some growth in nation-state actors and the hacktivist community targeting overseas-based law firms to achieve political, economic or ideological ends.

In common with many other industries, the cyber threat to the UK legal sector is significant and the number of reported incidents has grown substantially over the last few years


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Your Challenge

There are several factors that make law firms an attractive target for cyber attack – they hold sensitive client information, handle significant funds and are a key enabler in commercial and business transactions. The risk may be greater for law firms that advise particularly sensitive clients or work in locations that are hostile to the UK.

For example, firms acting for organisations that engage in work of a controversial nature such as Life Sciences or the energy sector may also be targeted by groups with a political or ideological agenda. The move to offer legal services digitally will not only provide new opportunities but also further avenues for malicious cyber exploitation.

The primary threat to the UK legal sector stems from cybercriminals with a financial motive. However, nation-states are likely to play an increasingly significant role in cyber attacks at a global level, to gain strategic and economic advantage. There has also been some growth in the hacktivist community targeting law firms to achieve political, economic or ideological ends.

The most significant cyber threats that law firms should be aware of are:
1. Phishing
2. Data breaches
3. Ransomware
4. Supply chain compromise

Key security questions you should be asking

  • Are we able to successfully detect and respond to attacks?
  • How often is the infrastructure tested for vulnerabilities?
  • Do we have a company site or other portals that require testing, monitoring and protecting?
  • Are we able to mitigate insider threats?
  • Is operational resilience regularly assessed?

How we help

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We are able to build and correctly license and explain the increased levels of protection and visibility you can get by licensing your environment correctly. We can take on the role of “security administrator” for your organisation and cloud environments and monitor them 24×7 by our team of experts.

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