Cyber cyclone: why lawyers should be scared

This week The Lawyer focuses on the storm that’s brewing for firms that underestimate the risk posed to their businesses by cyber security breaches. As we report today, one City law firm has already had to learn the hard way after an attack on its software.

For those unconvinced that the risk is no greater now than it was in the days of Rolodex and filing cabinets, you should read what the Information Commissioner’s Office has to say on the matter.

If that’s got you quaking in your boots, fear not: there are antidotes to the cyber crisis.

And with the US government spending $4.7bn on cyber defences last year alone, there is sure to be plenty of work to keep lawyers busy.

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