More and more law firms worldwide are facing hackers. By definition, lawyers work with confidential information. That data is worth its weight in gold to cybercriminals. The chances of lawyers becoming victims of data theft are therefore above average.
It is estimated that some 80 major U.S. law firms were hacked last year mainly by Chinese and Russian hackers. They break in and take systems hostage, stealing sensitive information and releasing it only at a high price. It also causes considerable reputational damage. Because once there is a data breach, all clients must be informed. By the way, small offices are also increasingly targeted. Their data is at least as interesting.
If you want to prevent this, working in the cloud is not enough. After all, when you work in the cloud, you are working with someone else’s computer. There can be mistakes in that too, and many companies take advantage of them. By the way, human error is also in a small corner. An office worker at a law firm in Assen, the Netherlands, clicked on a link that appeared to be from a well-known supplier. However, the link turned out to be from cybercriminals and several of the office’s files were taken, hostage. To regain access to the files, a sum of €5,750 in bitcoins was demanded.
As a lawyer, you have a legal obligation to properly secure the sensitive data of companies and individuals. That the Bar Association takes this issue seriously is evidenced by the topics they have written about. A good example follows.
Law firms are very interesting to hackers. Why?
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“After receiving a lot of phishing emails, we decided to do a phishing test last year to test the cyber awareness of our employees. During this test, we sent fake emails to see how many would click a possibly harmful link. The result? 29.4% did, which was higher than expected. After using Guardey for only a few weeks the scores had improved by 84%.”View Case Study
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“Socially, we may have a role. We as tax professionals and accountants should protect both ourselves and clients. We are their confidants, both for tax and financial questions and more than that. Good security against cybercrime is then just something clients should expect from us as a minimum.”View Case Study
“Dapper did not have to deal with cyber threats itself. However, we became acutely aware of the risks when one of our clients did.”View Case Study
Relying solely on a firewall for cyber security leaves your organization vulnerable to evolving and sophisticated threats. Cyber attacks target multiple vectors, including vulnerabilities in software, employee endpoints and web applications. Guardey works in conjunction with the firewall.
Firewalls keep out up to 80% of online risks. With Guardey, it is transparent which online risks did make it through the firewall. In addition, human errors are still too often made, so also train employees to work responsibly online.
It’s good that you are already using a VPN. This makes you invisible to malicious people, but at the end of the day, employees can still be vulnerable by bringing in the wrong orders or wrong websites.
Guardey is more than a business VPN. Guardey also provides monitoring in the VPN tunnel. This detects online risks and allows a quick response.
These days we are all busy, we recognise that 😉 All the more important is employee awareness. Make sure employees don’t accidentally make mistakes due to pressure. After all, that only creates extra work.
That’s why our challenges are only a maximum of 5 minutes and can be done quickly in between. A new challenge becomes available every week. As an organisation, do you want to play these challenges every week, every two weeks or every month? Of course, that’s no problem either.
Short answer: yes! It is possible to play just the gamification.
Have you already taken sufficient cyber security measures for your employees in the office and outside the office? But can awareness still be worked on? Then you can also play just the gamification. This can already be done very easily in just the browser. Check out our game only package here.
Phishing is especially dangerous when you don’t know you’re dealing with phishing. That’s why our cyber awarness game is the first step against phishing. Make people aware of the dangers and make sure they have the right knowledge so they don’t click on anything.
Further Guardey plays a crucial role in detecting suspicious online activities. For instance, if a member of your organization interacts with a website known for hosting phishing content, Guardey will promptly alert you about the potential risk. By providing this proactive alert system, Guardey aids in preventing users within your organization from falling prey to phishing scams.