The risks of ransomware – another UK legal firm fined nearly £100K

The risks of ransomware – another UK legal firm fined nearly £100K

Fines are one of the consequences of becoming infected with ransomware.

Criminal defence firm Tuckers Solicitors is the latest business to have been hit with a significant fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Their penalty was nearly £100K – a significant sum and a result of the ICO deciding that insufficient measures had been taken to protect their data and documents.

Perhaps you don’t know know what ransomware is? Here’s a guide from our Alpha Legal cybersecurity specialists: https://www.formediagroup.co.uk/forlegal/ransomware-a-guide-from-alpha-legal

So, how can you protect yourself against ransomware? Subscribing to Alpha Legal is the first step – reducing your company’s reliance on insecure emails and baking security into your business.

Make sure the data on your servers is encrypted and appropriately backed up – with backups being regularly tested.

Finally, if you are subject to a ransomware attack, get professional advice early.

This article was submitted to be published by Alpha Legal as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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