Why Hackers Are Targeting Law Firms

August 5, 2021

Data breaches have increased significantly over the last couple of years. According to the FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report, the Internet Crime Complaint Center received 791,790 cybercrime complaints that year alone and over $4.1 billion reported in losses. This record number of complaints shows a 69% increase compared to the year before and experts fear that it will only continue to increase in time as cyber attacks become more and more sophisticated. 

Unfortunately this recent spike has had a massive effect on law firms. Due to the nature of the industry, most law firms are responsible for storing large amounts of highly sensitive information. Confidential data like personal client information, financial information, healthcare information, trademarks & patents, contract data, and trade secrets are all extremely appealing to hackers, thus making law firms the ideal target. 

Most law firms understand the need for data protection but what does that look like now during the COVID-19 era? With one in four Americans working from home, law firms are forced to take extra precautions to protect their business. One of the most important steps is investing in cybersecurity training for all employees. 

In most cases, humans are the weakest point in any cybersecurity plan. Something as simple as not updating your password or accidentally downloading malware can put a whole organization at risk. To help avoid these unfortunate situations, Mule Force offers employee training in: 

  • Password Management 
  • Email Phishing Security 
  • Social Engineering Awareness and more 

Both in person, remote and recorded training sessions are available so employees can be easily trained in content and cybersecurity policies tailored to their company. To learn more, explore the additional services Mule Force offers.