Cybercrime has become a hot topic for organisations of all types, with many unsure just how resilient their systems are to malicious attacks. This can become a big issue for companies, not just for their daily operations, but also for the long-term reputation of their brand.
Law firms are at particular risk due to the sensitive nature of their business. Their clients need to trust that they are fully secure, and can adequately protect the confidential information they are responsible for.
Irish companies are being increasingly targeted by international cyber criminals, with 44% of companies reporting that they have been the victim of an attack compared to 32% globally. The Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation have warned that small and medium businesses are at particular risk.
However, the indication is that businesses recognise the importance of cybersecurity, and are responding to the challenge it poses. 49% of businesses surveyed claimed to carry out regular cyber security assessments in their organisation, and this is growing.
Though progress is slow, especially when compared to the rate at which cybercrime is increasing. Organisations that don’t take the necessary steps to protect themselves, their data, and their clients are taking a huge risk as they come into the crosshairs of unscrupulous hackers.