Legal IT Newswire: 90% of corporations have experienced a cyber security breach in the last year. According to PwC’s 2015 Annual Law Firms’ Survey, 62% of law firms reported that they were the victims of a security incident, up from 45% in 2014.
Last year, almost half of cyber-attacks worldwide, namely 43%, were against small and medium-size businesses with less than 250 workers. It is clear that cyber-attacks affect law firms of all sizes.
DPS are an ISO 270001 accredited business and protect the data of over 160 legal businesses through their dpscloud hosting solution. During a 6 month interval, DPS spam filters have stopped approximately 230,891 email viruses in their tracks. That is an average of 38,481 email viruses per month. If you are managing a practice, there hasn’t been a better time to increase your defences than now.
The security seminar diary dates are set out below:
– 28th September, Hylands House, Chelmsford
– 29th September, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester
– 6th October, Nottinghamshire Law Society, Nottingham
– 12th October, Marriott Hotel City Centre, Bristol.
The seminars will be delivered by DPS’s Information Security Manager, Emma Spenwyn, who is a certified lead auditor for Information Security and whose expertise has enabled DPS to drive cyber security awareness in the legal sector.
The aim of these seminars will be to broaden the attendees’ knowledge on cyber security by addressing a number of questions such as:
1. What is cyber threat
2. What are the most recent types of scams
3. How to avoid a cyber security disaster
4. How to alert your staff to the threat
To register for the event please go to our events page on our website http://www.dpssoftware.co.uk/ or contact us on info@dpssoftware.co.uk. Early booking using the web link is recommended.
The seminar is accredited with 2 CPD points for Attendees.

About DPS
DPS are the only UK legal technology provider to be ISO/IEC 27001:2013 accredited at a company level. Since launching dpscloud in 2010, the company has become the largest legal cloud provider in the country.
The company also provides a complete range of software for Practice Management, including case management software for the main areas of law, an integrated legal accounting package, digital dictation, online client portal solutions and mobile apps. The company’s new web-based Practice Management system completes the family of remote working solutions designed for the solicitor who wants to work on the go.
For more information about DPS, please visit their websites http://www.dpssoftware.co.uk/ and http://www.dpscloud.com/