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Wilmslow Property Solicitor Protects Clients Against Cyber Attack

Wilmslow based Solicitors jbgass have demonstrated to their clients that they take cyber security seriously by achieving an official Cyber Essentials certification.

Last year the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) delved into the cyber threats persistently bombarding the legal sector. The report suggested that throughout 2016/17, £11 million was potentially lost to cyber criminals. jbgass has invested in safeguarding its employees and clients against the potential threat of hacking attempts.

Cyber Essentials is an official UK wide, government-backed certification that helps companies guard against the most common cyber threats and reduce risk by at least 80%. The Cyber Essentials scheme was developed to show organisations how to protect themselves against low-level “commodity threat.” Firms must demonstrate that they meet or exceed five basic controls within the scheme including: access control; boundary firewalls and Internet gateways; malware protection; patch management and secure configuration.

Rick Barrow from jbgass comments: “We are increasingly aware of the concerns within the legal sector of internet-based attacks to retrieve sensitive information. The vast majority of cyber-attacks use relatively simple methods which exploit basic vulnerabilities in software and computer systems. By achieving this official government backed accreditation we can assure our clients that we are keeping pace with the changing nature of the cyber security threat.”

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