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How PR coverage of cyber attacks has changed

Posted by Natalie Fayle on 26-Oct-2017 16:11:39

 

In an era when half of UK firms holding personal data were hit by a cyber breach or attack in the past year, the general public are becoming increasingly aware of where their data is stored and how it’s being protected.

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Topics: cyber attack, ransomware

The Story of a Ransomware Attack

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 27-Jun-2017 09:23:24

There’s been an exponential increase in the number of ransomware attacks, from nearly 4 million attempts in 2015 to 638 million in 2016. A recent survey showed that 54% of UK companies now admit to falling victim, with law firms a key target.

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Topics: cyber attack, DR, Legal, ransomware, disaster recovery

GDPR and the rise of ‘datanapping’ – the new threat hitting the pockets of law firms

Posted by Natalie Fayle on 24-Apr-2017 15:48:00

You’ve heard about Ransomware. A hacker infiltrates your IT systems, locking them down until you pay a ransom. Some studies now estimate that over 50% of businesses have experienced this type of attack in the last year, and it’s particularly prevalent within the legal sector.

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Topics: attack, cloud, cyber, data, datanapping, gdpr, ransomware, security

Preparing your firm for disaster: Recommendations from our Technical Director

Posted by Andrew Taylor on 02-Mar-2017 12:02:44

Law firms hold a wealth of valuable client data and funds, all of which make them a very attractive target for criminals. As the number of cyber-attacks increases, firms are increasingly at risk of a breach. And it isn't just cyber-crime that can result in data being lost or compromised. There's the risk of physical damage to servers, lost equipment that's not adequately protected and even human error which could cause system disruption and failure.

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Topics: cyber attack, data loss, DR, Law Firm, ransomware, testing, disaster recovery