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What support is available to protect your practice? Find out what to do in response to a cyberattack, scam or incident.

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is vital to maintaining the professional integrity of any legal practice. Stay up to date with the latest Cybersecurity news, alerts and learning resources.

With the advancement of technology comes the ever-evolving threat of cybercrime. Legal Practitioners have a responsibility to their clients to maintain the cyber-integrity of their firms to protect sensitive information and data.

As society rapidly expands into a virtual and tech-driven community; and more legal technology and applications enter the market, it is vital that the lawyers of today ensure they have the skills and knowledge to navigate the advancements of technology and are prepared to mitigate and respond to the increasing cyber-threats to the legal community.

The LIV believes it is every lawyer’s responsibility to prioritise cybersecurity measures in the profession. The resources on this website have been curated to educate, guide and assist practitioners across Victoria to embrace cyber-resilience practices and develop a safer and more cyber-responsive legal community.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I do in the event of a cyber incident?

    Contact your banks immediately and inform them of the breach. For external responders who can help in the event of a cyber emergency click here

  • What are my professional obligations to my clients?

    Where a cyber attack results in confidential client information being stolen there are different possible outcomes. For example, the use of the confidential information may result in the client suffering a loss. If the client claims that loss from the firm the policy will cover that claim. Or, the client may make a misconduct complaint to the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner for allowing the confidential information to be disclosed. When you protect your client’s information, you protect yourself and your practice.

  • Where do I start in building my cybersecurity competency?

    There are a number of resources available for lawyers to begin building their cybersecurity competencey. The LIV has put together this website as a hub for lawyers to refer to who wish to increase their knowledge in cybersecurity issues, and the steps that can be taken to protect legal practice. To see what learning resources we have available click here.