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Cyber security concerns for lawyers

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Cyber security concerns for lawyers

According to new research commissioned by the Law Society of Scotland cyber security concerns are the biggest issues facing solicitors.

The survey, carried out by Ipsos Mori, showed that almost half of respondents (42%) feel that maintaining cyber security is a key issue.

Other key findings from the survey of more than 670 solicitors:

  • 92% of solicitors used the internet on a daily basis for business, with 59% also using their smartphones to access the internet for business purposes.
  • 81% of lawyers had a “very” or “fairly” positive view about the impact of technology on their business.
  • 32% of respondents said that keeping up with developments could be difficult.
  • 35% of those who had experienced a cyber-security issue said they did not report it to anyone.

Solicitors are right to be concerned, a recent PwC survey revealed that nearly three quarters of small businesses reported experiencing a security breach in 2015. We’ve seen an alarming increase in the number of cyber security attacks this year.

All businesses, large or small, from across any sector are at risk of a cyber attack. Cyber crime is highly sophisticated and keeping ahead of the cyber criminals is a major challenge. Our advice is to educate staff, implement security software and maintain effective back ups.

For help and advice regarding any of your cyber security concerns, please contact our cyber security team via email at or by phone on 01392 207194.



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