Two-thirds of data breaches at UK legal firms caused by insiders

New analysis of data breaches in the UK legal sector reveals that 68 percent were caused by insiders. Analysis by secure cloud platform NetDocuments of data from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) reveals evidence of a 'Great Exfiltration' where employees are leaving their jobs and taking their company's data with them. "Given the sensitivity and vast amount of data that law firms manage, the legal sector is one of the most at-risk industries from both accidental and intentional insider data breaches," says Andy Baldin, VP of international business at NetDocuments. "The shift to remote...

Ian Barker

May 24, 2022