Cyber Risk for Lawyers and Law Firms

Practice Management and Business Skills

CPD Points 1.5


One of the key challenges facing lawyers and law firms today is how to effectively respond to the increasing risk of cybercrime and cyber incidents. This course focuses on cyber risk in the context of legal practice and how you can protect your clients and your practice against these risks.

Cyber risk affects everyone – from small businesses to multinational organisations. Lawyers and law firms are particularly vulnerable to cybercrime and cyber incidents due to the type of information and transactions they manage. How lawyers respond to these challenges as impacts upon both their professional and risk management obligations.

This course focuses on the specific cyber risks that lawyers and law firms face, including practical steps to identify, prevent and remediate these risks. The types of cyber risks covered include:

  • impersonation fraud;
  • phishing and spearphishing;
  • use of email to compromise other critical accounts;
  • theft of confidential data and identity fraud;
  • ransomware and other malicious software; and
  • the role of human error in cyber incidents.
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Simone Herbert-Lowe

Simone Herbert-Lowe

Simone Herbert-Lowe is the principal and founder of Law & Cyber, offering legal and insurance advice to those impacted by cyber events, and cyber risk management services and education.

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What Lawyers Say

  1. 4.0/5
    The course content and its delivery was excellent.
    Listening to audio as well as reading the material is a great way to take in the information. The content was very useful as it covered many aspects which I was not aware of.
    - O. Chiaramonte, Solicitor
  2. 5.0/5
    Practical Guide
    This course gives a practical guide to a potentially serious threat.
    - S. Paonni, Solicitor
  3. 5.0/5
    Very useful
    Made me even more aware to be vigilant.
    - P. Baker, Solicitor
  4. 5.0/5
    Cyber security problems
    The course challenges the basic understanding of the subject by making one aware of the complexity, diversity and prevalence of cyber crime. My first port of call is --have I been pawned. Then I shall immediately improve my passwords and probably my user name as well. Thank you for the wake-up call.
    - M. Joubert, Solicitor
  5. 5.0/5
    Great content
    Excellent Course ....current, up to date and relevant - well done.
    - S. Riddington, Solicitor