According to a survey recently conducted by a Law Society, over a quarter of law corporations were targeted by cyber-attacks in the last year, most scams attempted took place online. Statistics from solicitors watchdog has shown that more than £3 million was stolen from them in the first quarter of the year which amounts to three times more for the same period last year.
Companies are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks than ever before due to their dependence on information systems. It is therefore important that a company protects their data, whether information stored may be concerning a customer, supplier or even their employees.
“The threat of criminals using IT to steal client’s funds is an increasing problem. It is important that law firms develop a culture where cyber security is treated as a serious priority, and take sensible steps to warn their clients about the risks.” Paul Philip (Chief Executive – SRA)
ISO 27001:2013 sets out the requirements of information security management systems for day to day operations. The standard is beneficial for companies of all sizes and sectors that store sensitive data.
ISO 27001 safeguards your organisation from potential security threats and complies with regulatory requirements regarding data security, privacy and IT governance. It gives your customers and suppliers confidence to trust your business with the safeguarding of their data, whether it be bank account details, passwords, staff records or client confidential information.
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