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03 March 2023

Risks of cyber-attacks on legal profession highlighted

Over 90 members of the solicitor profession in Northern Ireland attended Law Society House in Belfast this week to discuss the increasing risk posed by cyber-attacks on the legal sector.

The cyber awareness event, which was organised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland in partnership with renowned cyber security leaders, Nihon Cyber Defence and Vertical Structure.

The event provided a platform to showcase the risks posed and how best to respond to the increasing cyber threats.

The event included presentations from Alison Grundle, Head of Member Services, Law Society of Northern Ireland, Dougie Grant, Senior Incident Coordinator at Nihon Cyber Defence and Simon Whitaker, CEO of Vertical Structure.

Speaking after the event Alison Grundle, Head of Member Services, Law Society of Northern Ireland said:

“The Society is delighted to have hosted this important event in partnership with two of Northern Ireland's leading cyber security companies to provide a much-needed platform to enable solicitors to understand the threats to the viability of their business and clients also”.

A further series of cyber events is planned in support of the legal profession in Northern Ireland.



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