• It’s Friday – time to unleash your human firewall

    April 7, 2017

    It’s Friday, time to let your hair down and think about winding down to the weekend. But don’t relax your awareness to social engineering attacks! Perpetrators of phishing and spear phishing will try to get to you via personal as well as business accounts so it’s important to remain prudent at all times. It seems this …Continue reading »

  • Keeping client data safe

    March 21, 2017

    You have by now more than likely read the story of the barrister fined by the ICO for failing to keep her client’s information secure.  I wonder how commonplace the same security carelessness is within her peer group, through insecure local file storage and/or sharing.  I don’t wish to scare-monger; rather I wish to make …Continue reading »

  • Cyber Security: Technology, alone, is not enough

    March 10, 2017

    Cyber threats and the sophistication and speed of cyber-attacks are increasing at an alarming pace. The huge volume of important and often sensitive data held and collated by Chambers and Barristers can be a soft target for perpetrators. Clients’, barristers’ and chambers’ information, integrity and precious reputations, built over years of practice, can be decimated …Continue reading »

  • SproutIT achieve Cyber Essentials PLUS Certification

    March 9, 2017

    9th March 2017 SproutIT achieve Cyber Essentials PLUS Certification In line with their on-going commitment to the highest levels of information security and robust IT processes, SproutIT have taken their Cyber Essentials certification to the next level and are now Cyber Essentials Plus Certified. The Cyber Essentials Plus Certification is the second level, and currently the highest level …Continue reading »

  • Private Branch Exchange Fraud Alert

    March 2, 2017

    The Metropolitan Police has reported that it has recently seen an increase in the reporting of fraud of Private Branch Exchange (telephone systems used by businesses for internal & external communications). Please click HERE for the full details.

  • Microsoft Calls ‘End of Life’ on Windows Vista Operating System

    February 9, 2017

    By Matt Torrens, Managing Director Why? Windows Vista Extended Support, finally comes to an end on April 11th 2017.  From that point, there will be no Microsoft support nor, most importantly, any updates or critical security patches.  What does that mean, for you? It means, you need to change.  Many of you will be subject …Continue reading »

  • Great Legal Bake 2017

    February 3, 2017

    Last year we teamed up with the RCJ Advice Bureau and together helped raise a wonderful £250, which went towards the charity ‘Time Together’. This year, we will be teaming up with the RCJ once again to sell some wonderful cakes and raise more money! We look forward to selling, eating and most importantly, raising …Continue reading »

  • London Legal Walk 2017 – have you entered your team yet?

    SproutIT are proud to be sponsoring this iconic event for the 3rd year running. Last year over 10,000 people from the legal sector took part and raised £740,000 for free legal advice charities. The annual London Legal Walk, organised by the London Legal Support Trust is on Monday 22nd May 2017.  It’s a 10k walk …Continue reading »

  • Email. BACKUP Vs ARCHIVE

    January 13, 2017

    By Matt Torrens, Managing Director   Emails are at the heart of business to business communications and transactions. Very often, email will contain sensitive, client data along with personally identifiable information. This information should be secured and stored, just as you would with paper records. Indeed, there will sometimes be a requirement to be able …Continue reading »

  • 2016/17 QC appointments announced

    With 113 QC appointments announced this month, we’d like to congratulate all, including all of our clients, below: Serjeants Inn Chambers – Gerard James Boyle, Sarah Anne Clarke, Debra Ann Powell 1 Chancery Lane – Matthew James Chapman Old Square Chambers – Ben Michael Cooper Outer Temple Chambers – James Henry Counsell, Matthew James Philips Erksine …Continue reading »