Cybercrime - Protecting Yourself

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Course Overview

Criminals, aware of the large amounts of cash which law firms hold and their access to sensitive information, are employing increasingly sophisticated methods to target the unwary. This is evidenced by the 101% increase in bogus law firms between 2013 and 2015 reported by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Delivered by regulatory consultant Katie Jackson, this webinar will highlight the fact that any member of a law firm can be targeted by, and fall foul of criminal scams, so it is essential that all frontline staff are trained regarding cybercrime and fraud prevention in general

Broken down into easily digestible 20 minute sections, this essential webinar explores the current methods used by criminals, and the steps you can take to protect yourselves.

Topics

  • Common frauds – bogus firms, change of client account details, vishing, phishing the fake applicant, malware, hacking, and visitors to the firm
  • Banking and payment vulnerabilities
  • Confidence tricksters and social engineering
  • Ideas for future development – meeting the gold standard for security
  • SRA advice on the ten steps to cybersecurity 

What are the requirements?

  • Watch Series of 3 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 1-2 CPD points (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar the common forms of fraud used by criminals
    • Understand your obligations in respect of law firm security
    • Be able to develop policies and procedures to meet the challenges of cybercrime
    • Know when and how to report matters when things go wrong

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners

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About Instructor - Katie Jackson

Katie Jackson is a consultant specialising in law firm compliance and regulation. A former Inspector for the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, Katie led and managed inspections of some of the largest conveyancing practices in the country. Prior to working for the CLC, Katie spent a number of years working in various inspection and policy roles for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and Legal Services Commission.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Part 1
    00:23:47
  • Part 2
    00:36:48
  • Part 3
    00:22:19

Documentation

  • notes
    7 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page

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