I did a quick check against best practise against the magic circle websites. They all default to https, which is good, with no option for ‘plain’ http, which is even better. How would your website(s) fare against a similar check?…:
Law firms are failing in their efforts to tackle the rising risk of cyber crime. Even with £millions continuing to be fraudulently redirected, with the associated reputational impact and knock on effect on professional indemnity insurance premiums, most law firms have not implemented even the most basic security measures.
The research has been undertaken by a leading provider of risk management tools to the legal sector, Lawyer Checker.
In a series of articles, we’ll review how firms are failing to implement simple cyber strategies that will protect their business, protect client funds and communicate a cyber journey to PI insurers.
In our first four articles we considered the low take up amongst law firms of cyber security products Cyber Essentials, DMARC, password hygiene, Account & Entity Screen and Consumer Bank Account Checker.
In our final article, we look at how firms should secure their websites, ensuring that all data that is passed between the browser and the server remains private and integral.
Our research has shown that out of 100 law firms surveyed, 26% haven’t adopted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure.