Email Security and Protecting Data

As Panel Managers, LMS continues to work closely with lenders and law firms to better understand the tactics criminals are using to obtain monies by fraudulent means. 2021 has seen a rise in threat alerts from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, it’s increasingly important that law firm’s ensure a thorough conveyancing risk mitigation process is in place.

In addition to our LMS Bank Account Checker and Client Account Checker, LMS have continued to review and assess the risk associated with all electronic communications and transactions.

Transport Layer Security or TLS continues to be a recognised and quick solution to protect data moving between computers.

What does TLS do?

  • Encryption: hides the data being transferred from third parties.
  • Authentication: ensures that the parties exchanging information are who they claim to be.
  • Integrity: verifies that the data has not been forged or tampered with.

Without TLS, sensitive information such as logins, credit card details and personal details can easily be collected by others, but also browsing habits, e-mail correspondence, online chats and conferencing calls can be monitored. By enabling server applications to support TLS, it safeguards that data transmitted between them is encrypted with secure algorithms and not viewable by third parties.

TLS does not secure data on end systems, it simply ensures the secure delivery of data over the Internet, avoiding possible eavesdropping and/or alteration of the content.

LMS are here to help support any firms wishing to implement this measure to ensure your data has adequate protection against imposters and attackers attempting to access electronic traffic. Our support team can be contacted on 0343 221 0610.

Additional information is available via the following Government Website; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/email-security-standards/transport-layer-security-tls