Lawyer Checker launch OnDMARC

Lawyer Checker launch OnDMARC

Lawyer Checker is pleased to be launching a new product to help legal professionals effectively secure their firm’s email.

OnDMARC provides a protective barrier for your firm’s email correspondence, shielding both your staff and clients from one of the most common types of online fraud. By actively stopping your domain from being used to carry out phishing and preventing third parties from impersonating your email domain, DMARC enables you to instantly identify fraudulent emails and improve your email deliverability.

Email interception: The Growing Risk

As experts in providing risk management tools specifically designed for the legal sector, Lawyer Checker are well equipped in helping firms to check that the party that they are transferring funds to is legitimate. However, this also means that we are highly aware of the level of cyber threats which firms are up against, and unfortunately, this is not something which is going away anytime soon.

Highlighted in the latest Update of the SRA’s Risk Outlook, email interception still poses a significant threat to client money, with cases demonstrating the devastating impact that scams can have on both clients and firms. With 60% of all cybercrimes reported to the SRA being email modification frauds, it’s clear that firms need to take preventative action.

Are firms doing enough?

Though fraudulent emails may once have been easy to spot, the techniques of criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and emails becoming alarmingly believable. Often, a firm won’t know it’s at risk before it falls victim to a cyber attack.

Whilst most firms will already have measures in place to prevent against cybercrime, the majority are still vulnerable to attacks sent via email. After all, anyone can send an email directly to your customers, supplier or employees pretending to be you.

Taking preventative steps

Setting out to help protect firms against the growing risk of fraud, Lawyer Checker are delighted to be launching OnDMARC, a web-based service which enables professionals to effectively safeguard their email against cyber threats.

An email authentication protocol, DMARC or Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance, was an approach pioneered by PayPal over a decade ago, with other big names such a Gmail and Yahoo Mail collaborating too.  Building on SPF and DKIM protocols, DMARC provides an additional function which enables senders to block fraudulent emails which use their domain.

Designed in a way which is suitable for firms of all sizes, OnDMARC is the cloud product which facilitates the easy implementation of DMARC, ensuring threats including phishing attacks are blocked.

After providing firms with step-by-step guidance on how to implement their email security profile using DMARC, OnDMARC provides firm with an insight into their email security as well as clear actions to take to improve risk prevention.

OnDMARC also enables you to identify who, and from where in the world, is using your domain to send fake emails, enabling you to prevent fraudsters from impersonating your firm.

Even after the firm’s domain is effectively protected, OnDMARC will continue to track the status of risk and report any security issues which may later arise.

Using DMARC will also improve the deliverability, as once implemented, you will be verified as a genuine sender.

To find out how DMARC could help to protect your firm against the growing risk of email modification fraud, please click here.

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This article was submitted to be published by Lawyer Checker as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.

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Provider of market-leading risk management solutions to the legal sector.

Lawyer Checker is a leading provider of risk management solutions to the legal sector, offering a full inclusive suite of products and services which have one thing in common – they are all designed to protect and to promote your firm.

Our expert understanding of the legal sector means that we are in a unique position to ensure that your business is protected from the main threats without delay.

We are committed to being proactive when it comes to caring for our clients, and to getting them onto a platform where they are safer.

What does Lawyer Checker do?

Our suite of fraud prevention and cyber security products include:

Thirdfort

Thirdfort is the latest in Lawyer Checker's innovative suite of products helping to defend law firms against the persistent threats lurking in the legal sector, by providing enhanced due diligence to source of funds and ID checks. It uses a mobile app to digitally confirm a client's identity by combining facial recognition technology with document scanning and open banking, enabling you to confidently “Know Your Customer." Find out more >

Account and Entity Screen (AES)

AES provides your firm with enhanced risk management when transferring funds by checking the accounts details of a solicitor you are sending funds to against our unique database. This ensures your client funds are sent to a legitimate bank account associated with the vendor’s conveyancing firm. Find out more >

Consumer Bank Account Checker (CBAC)

CBAC offers enhanced due diligence when remitting sales proceeds and balancing payments to consumers. It works by validating the source and destination of funds by checking the bank account details match your client’s personal details when sending or receiving client funds. Find out more >

OnDMARC

A vital layer in protecting against email modification fraud, OnDMARC can actively block phishing attacks and obstruct 3rd parties impersonating your email domain to any recipient such as your clients, suppliers or employees. Email fraud is a law firm’s biggest risk. To avoid sensitive data being stolen through email impersonation fraud, safeguard your firm by implementing OnDMARC, otherwise anyone can send an email directly to your customers, suppliers or employees pretending to be you. Find out more >

Cyber Certifications

The National Centre for Cyber Security has identified the legal sector as a top target for cyber criminals. The sensitive data, large sums of money and important information that is held needs protecting to avoid severe damage to clients and your reputation.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a ‘must have’ certification for law firms which will protect your business, prevents data breaches and highlights to your customers, your regulators, the ICO and cyber criminals that you take cyber security seriously and shows you have taken the recommended steps to secure yourselves from potential threats. Getting Cyber Essentials certification for your firm is quick and easy, our in-house expert Cyber Essentials Assessors at Lawyer Checker (Part of Practical Vision Network) can conduct your online assessment and issue your certificate in less than 48hrs. For only £350 plus VAT it will give you peace of mind that you have shielded your law firm from cyber risk.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Our professional in-house assessors can issue official certificates to compliant firms for Cyber Essentials Plus, which is the next step up from Cyber Essentials. It covers the same controls but this time it is independently verified by a site visit from our expert assessor who will carry out a thorough inspection of online devices and web hosts through a detailed network vulnerability scan and certify your security arrangements to Cyber Essentials Plus level.

IASME Governance

Our expert in-house assessors can issue official certificates to compliant firms for IASME which includes Cyber Essentials certification along with a GDPR readiness assessment. It signifies to your customers and shareholders that you consider data protection a priority, and your desire to manage risk by demonstrating a high level of security. This certification is particularly suitable for businesses that are working towards ISO27001 and want a stepping stone, or for those that want to align to ISO27001 but perhaps don’t have the budget to go to a full certification.

ISO 27001

Our expert in-house consultants will help your firm prepare for ISO 27001 certification audits. It is internationally recognised as the most comprehensive and detailed accreditation to help embed a healthy security culture within your business. The consultation focuses on all business areas and not just the IT department. Our execution experts can work with you to implement ISO27001 in a way that works for your business and can provide as much or as little support as you need from project plans, document templates to full implementation. Our professional assessors can even help you to book and prepare for your certification audits.

To safeguard your business, use Lawyer Checker’s comprehensive products and services to arm you and your law firm with the right tools and information to be able to obtain the assurances you need to act in the best interests of your clients.

Key contacts:

Heidi Jenkins
Key Relationship Manager at the Practical Vision Network including Lawyer Checker, Solve Legal Marketing and The Move Exchange.
M: 0330 052 7588 E: [email protected]

Mark Siwiec
Business Development Manager (Cyber) at the Practical Vision Network including Lawyer Checker, Solve Legal Marketing and The Move Exchange.
M: 03300529150 E: [email protected]

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