Top cybersecurity concerns for companies in 2018
The types of cyber threats that a business is subject to is, to some degree, dependent on the size and nature of the business. Whilst we all suffer ongoing threats such as phishing, ransomware and their variations, larger corporations will be more likely to suffer denial of service and corporate espionage type attacks than a high street business.
Law firms and other professional services on the other hand, regardless of size, are subject to a broader range of cyber threats due to the nature of the transactions that we deal with.
The emergence of artificial intelligence has on the whole had a positive impact in Legal, but unfortunately, the flip side of this is its emerging use in cybercrime. This year we are, as reported by the likes of the MIT, likely to see much more in the way of targeted and adaptive attacks driven by AI technology, as well as AI measures to counter such attacks.
What we can’t lose sight of are the threats that may appear to have diminished only to re-emerge on the back of complacency. It is an ever-changing landscape and good training, vigilance and defence strategies can never be understated.