With law firms having only a year to prepare until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018 - from which point on any organisation that stores or processes the personal data of clients and fails to comply could face a fine of $20m or 4% of annual worldwide turnover - it has never been more vital for law firms of all sizes to sort out their data protection by installing the necessary cyber security technologies, processes and measures that are designed to protect systems, networks and data from cyber crimes.
Perhaps even more catastrophic than a multi-million pound financial penalty is the crippling, long-term reputational damage a law firm is likely to suffer if the private and sensitive information of its customers is compromised in a cyber attack.
When a cyber attack takes place, it will mainly inflict some form of damage or take possession of information from an individual, organisation or public entity, for the purpose of theft (of payment card data, customer details, company secrets or intellectual property), unauthorised access to networks, compromise of official records or financial and/or reputational damage (www.itgovernance.co.uk).
Effective cyber security helps reduce the risk of a cyber attack occurring and also protects organisations and individuals from the intentional exploitation of certain systems and technologies. While cyber security may have been low on the list of priorities for legal firms at one time, it’s not hard to see why it’s now at the top of the agenda of every legal firm in the UK.
That’s why thousands of legal & cyber professionals will be attending the Legal Cyber Security Expo. It’s Europe’s fastest-growing event dedicated to helping legal firms defend themselves against the increasing threat of cyber attacks. The show will run alongside Legalex 2018 and will house the latest systems and services that all law firms should be implementing to minimise the risk of a potentially devastating cyber hack.
Attendees who have registered for their free ticket will have the opportunity to watch their choice of 150 seminars presented by the country’s top legal cyber security experts, and will answer any pressing questions our visitors may have about this sector.
Visitors will also be able to connect with 150 leading suppliers, who will be showcasing the latest cyber security technologies, solutions, products and services legal firms need to protect themselves from future cyber attacks.
This is an unmissable event for anyone looking to both take their legal firm to the next level, and safeguard its future. For more information or to register for your free ticket, please visit our website www.legalcybersecurityexpo.co.uk.