Cybercrime and information security present challenges for all organisations. A cyberattack or data breach can cause major disruption, reputational damage and financial costs. These pages outline some of the key threats and risks, and provide basic tips for best practice. The Cybersecurity Guide is also available as a downloadable pdf.

Risk areas to consider

Information on the risk areas law firms should consider when it comes to cybersecurity.

The threats

Cyber threats can be categorised as either inadvertent or deliberate.

Cyberattack and cyber-breach

The terms cyberattack and cyber-breach are often used interchangeably – but the two are actually quite different.


Total security can never be guaranteed but following these basic steps will help to prevent most data breaches and cyberattacks.

Notification requirements and incident response

Information on notification requirements and incident response in the event of a cyberattack or cyber-breach.

Hot topics

Information on threats and issues currently presenting a risk to the legal profession.