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Practical Cyber Security for Lawyers

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Date: Thursday, 7 June 2018
Venue: Shoosmiths, 2 Colmore Square, 38 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6BJ
Times: 8.30 – 12.30
Fees: £25

Many partners, fee-earners and legal support staff feel underprepared to deal with the growing threat of cybercrime. Despite law firms adopting greater technology and implementing stricter cyber security policies - lawyers often lack confidence in their own ability to spot the threats and stay secure. And, the uncomfortable truth for lawyers is that they are likely to be investigated in the event of a breach, potentially putting their position in jeopardy.

As well as the threat of cybercrime, common concerns include sending sensitive data via email, unprotected Wi-Fi networks, using online cloud storage and appropriate password management. Following basic cyber security best practice can protect both lawyers, and the wider firm from the risk of data breach and cyber-attack.

This event will focus on your key liabilities when it comes to cyber security, along with simple, practical advice to help lawyers manage their risks. We’ll explore the threat of cybercrime, as well as the risks of poor information governance and impact of the GDPR.


Session One:
A Cyber Threat update from West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit.
Patrick McBrearty, West Midlands Cyber Crime Unit

Session Two:
Practical cyber security steps for law firms.
Matthew Newton, Operations Director, Oosha

Session Three:
Cyber insurance and the GDPR.
Nadia McAree, Consort Insurance

7th June 2018 8:30 AM   through   12:30 PM
2 Colmore Square
38 Queensway
Birmingham, B4 6BJ
United Kingdom
Fee £ 30.00 (includes VAT of £ 5.00)

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