Insight: People vs Process; Implementing a risk strategy - Part 3

In this short blog series, Lawyer Checker’s Jen Williams outlines how combining cultural and technical competencies will shut the door on would be cyber criminals accessing your information.

People and Process reduce the risk

In our previous two blogs we focused on the people and the processes individually. Now we look at bringing them together to reduce the risk of cyber crime.

They are both powerful tools, however, separately they only address part of the problem. Combine them and sprinkle in a touch of technology and you’ve created yourself a ‘Fort Knox’ style security system protecting both you and your clients.

Cultural and technical competencies show that a combination of people, processes and technology all work together hand in hand when implementing a cyber risk strategy.

First of all, you need to understand what risks your business faces from cyber criminals. This can be done by you taking a step back or by asking a service like Lawyer Checker to provide you with a detailed cyber risk report. Once you know the risks you can be better equipped to implement the processes and strategy to help you succeed in bolting the door shut from cyber criminals

No business should focus solely on people, processes or technology being their front-line defence but having a combination of the three makes it much harder for cyber criminals to barge their way in. Technology and processes can only go so far, but due diligence from employees when it comes to spotting suspicious domain names and emails help to secure your business.

Having a culture in the workplace promoting cyber security and how to spot anything that is suspicious will empower employees to take responsibility and not be the ones to get caught out. Being backed up by the technology and processes will further enable employees to have the confidence to take control.

We know that people are reporting suspicious activity, with the Solicitors Regulation Authority issuing over 200 scam alerts in 2018.

This shows that it’s not a case of people vs process, both are just as valuable as the other when it comes to battling cyber criminals.