Social Media – there’s no escaping it in today’s workplace. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and a whole host of other platforms are now just part of the fabric of our day-to-day business lives.
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.
Law firms need to tighten up their email security and revisit their cybercrime prevention strategies as there has been a significant increase in the number of attacks against law firms.
Cloud computing is proliferating the legal sector as firms see the benefits of having effective business continuity procedures in place and being able to offer staff more flexibility around how and where they work.
Our partners Weightmans LLP have written this months Partner Piece “Compliance Audits in a nutshell”.
Leading compliance expert Michelle Garlick – Weightmans LLP, heads up Compli which is a bespoke risk management consultancy service. She is a consultant for the Law Society’s Risk and Compliance service, a committee member of and contributor to the Legal Compliance Bulletin and is the author of The COLP’s Toolkit. She is also a council member of Manchester Law Society and chair of its regulatory affairs committee and COLP and COFA Forum.