1.5 Practice Management and Business Skills

Cyber Risk for Lawyers and Law Firms

Simone Herbert-Lowe
Simone Herbert-Lowe
Legal Practitioner Director Law & Cyber Pty Ltd
1.5 CPD Points


Interactive and Video Content
Self-Paced Completion
On-demand and on Any Device
Receive Certificate of Completion


One of the key challenges facing lawyers and law firms today is how to effectively respond to the increasing risk of cybercrime and cyber incidents. This course focuses on cyber risk in the context of legal practice and how you can protect your clients and your practice against these risks.

Cyber risk affects everyone – from small businesses to multinational organisations. Lawyers and law firms are particularly vulnerable to cybercrime and cyber incidents due to the type of information and transactions they manage. How lawyers respond to these challenges as impacts upon both their professional and risk management obligations.

This course focuses on the specific cyber risks that lawyers and law firms face, including practical steps to identify, prevent and remediate these risks. The types of cyber risks covered include:

  • impersonation fraud;
  • phishing and spearphishing;
  • use of email to compromise other critical accounts;
  • theft of confidential data and identity fraud;
  • ransomware and other malicious software; and
  • the role of human error in cyber incidents.

Need more than one CPD point? Save 10% when you purchase this course as part of our One-Click CPD Compliance Packs!

Meet the expert

Simone Herbert-Lowe
Simone Herbert-Lowe
Legal Practitioner Director Law & Cyber Pty Ltd

Simone Herbert-Lowe is the principal and founder of Law & Cyber, which offers cyber advisory services including legal advice, cyber risk management, incident preparation and response, and bespoke cyber resilience education.

Learn more


  1. 5.0/5
    One of the best courses I have done with LawCPD.
    One of the best courses I have done with LawCPD. Talking through content in video format helped keep focus.
  2. 5.0/5
    Comprehensive and scary
    It was very instructive and useful
  3. 5.0/5
    Relevant, up to date and focused.
    A high quality course that features recent examples and is focussed on real legal risks.
  4. 5.0/5
    Very topical course
    The course provides a lot of useful guidance on how to stay vigilant against cyber crimes.
  5. 4.0/5
    Very clear and easy to follow.
    Very clear and easy to follow.
  6. 5.0/5
    Excellent course
    Very instructive and informative.
  7. 4.0/5
    Course content was very helpful
    The content and presentation was easy to follow and understand.
  8. 5.0/5
    Excellent summary
  9. 4.0/5
    Great course
    This course was very instructive.
  10. 4.0/5
    Interesting course
    Learned a lot about predators of the cyber world and why cyber security is important for everyone especially lawyers.
  11. 5.0/5
    Highly recommend this course
    This was an interesting course and dealt with an issue that I think is often overlooked. I would highly recommend this course.
  12. 4.0/5
    The course content and its delivery was excellent.
    Listening to audio as well as reading the material is a great way to take in the information. The content was very useful as it covered many aspects which I was not aware of.
  13. 5.0/5
    Practical Guide
    This course gives a practical guide to a potentially serious threat.

  14. 5.0/5
    Very useful
    Made me even more aware to be vigilant.
  15. 5.0/5
    Cyber security problems
    The course challenges the basic understanding of the subject by making one aware of the complexity, diversity and prevalence of cyber crime. My first port of call is --have I been pawned. Then I shall immediately improve my passwords and probably my user name as well. Thank you for the wake-up call.
  16. 5.0/5
    Great content
    Excellent Course ....current, up to date and relevant - well done.