By Davis Kessler

If your firm faced a cyber attack in recent months it is far from alone: sixty-two per cent of UK law firms experienced a cyber security incident in 2017, according to the PwC Law Firms Survey. Cyber criminals target law firms to access and monetise client information, trade secrets and intellectual property.

Threats range from ransomware and malware to stolen login credentials, credit card information, medical information and other personally identifiable information that can be used to obtain credit. Cyber crime is overtaking all other forms of crime for the first time and, if a firm holding information for individual or corporate clients is breached – via malware, phishing schemes, or in numerous other ways – the firm will be liable.