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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Gamification is adding game elements into non-game environments, such as security awareness training, to increase participation and foster active learning.
Traditional security awareness training can often be dry and boring. With gamification, the complex subject matter is transformed into an engaging and memorable experience.
By integrating game elements such as challenges, quizzes and rewards, it incentivizes users to actively learn. This makes the training more enjoyable and fosters a sense of competition and achievement. This combination drives better retention and application of cyber security knowledge.
Research shows that up to 90% of the learnings from yearly or even quarterly training are forgotten within a few weeks. Guardey was built to keep its users aware of cyber threats 365 days a year. The game comes with short, weekly challenges that slowly builds up the user’s knowledge and eventually drives lasting behavior change.
Guardey covers a wide array of topics to train users about all currently relevant cyber threats, put together in collaboration with ethical hackers and educationalists. The topics covered include phishing, remote work, password security, CEO fraud, ransomware, smishing, and much more.
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Yes. ISO27001, NIS2, and GDPR all require that all employees receive appropriate security awareness training. Guardey is always up-to-date with the latest cyber threats, policies, and procedures.
Cybersecurity awareness training is crucial for all employees, not just specific roles. Every staff member can potentially be a target or an unwitting entry point for cyber attacks. Training helps create a security-focused culture and minimizes risks for the entire organization.
While certain roles may require specialized training, a foundational level of training should be accessible to everyone.
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