Legal Business

Known unknowns – is the legal industry ready to repel the growing threat of cyberattacks?

Combating cyberattacks on law firms is complicated by the lack of hard information and the shadowy nature of perpetrators. But, reports Legal Business, law firm tech chiefs and security specialists agree the threat is rapidly growing.

What is a law firm if not a huge repository of commercially valuable information? On one side, of course, is the vast bank of specialist legal information held by experienced staff and databases of precedents and legal know-how. Yet valuable as that intellectual property (IP) is – it’s very hard to steal legal expertise.