Cyber Security Certified Course

Date: 22nd September 2021 - 15th October 2021

Location:
Online, Zoom

This course is developed specifically for solicitors in Scotland and participants do not need to have a technical background. The three seminars that form part of course are delivered by the Cyber Academy, bringing years of expertise from Edinburgh Napier University to the legal profession.

 16 hours verifiable CPD plus 4 hours private study CPD

This course is developed for solicitors in Scotland however is open to non members too and participants do not need to have a technical background. The three seminars that form part of course are delivered by the Cyber Academy, bringing years of expertise from Edinburgh Napier University to the legal profession.

Our introductory online module in cyber resilience is your first step to gaining a certification in this area, as well as counting towards your 1 hour of compulsory risk management CPD.

The introductory module includes practical case studies exploring where professional organisations have fallen victim to cyber attacks, the opportunity to apply cyber security practices to your organisation in real time and the time to reflect on your own business contingency plans. Self -assessment will enable you to check your knowledge and the plans you have in place in a legal sector context.

The seminars are designed to create awareness of the cyber threats to law firms and the need to implement a cyber security approach. The seminars are designed to be entertaining and informative, to stimulate further thinking on the issues of data protection and the consequences of a data breach.

This module is priced at £960 + VAT

Course tutor
Manager, The Cyber Academy, Edinburgh Napier University and Expert Witness & Director, Strathclyde Forensics Ltd
  1. Sign up for the certified course in Cyber Security
  2. Complete introductory pre-training online module in cyber resilience (1 hr verified CPD - fulfills compulsory risk management CPD obligation.
  3. Watch our 'Cybersecurity in the Covid-19 Era' on demand webinar (1 hr verified CPD)
  4. Attend three live online webinars, 'Cyber Threat Awareness for Law Firms', 'Managing Cyber Risk for Law Firms' and 'Playbooks: A Practical Approach' delivered by the Cyber Academy (12 hrs verified CPD)
  5. Online submission of assignment (2 hr verified CPD)
  6. Certification in Cyber Security awarded with use of our marque

Optional online private study consolidation package (4 hr private study CPD).

Course components

Cyber Resilience online module

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the cyber threat landscape and why organisations must adopt safe cyber practices
  • Identify the measures an organisation needs to secure their digital footprint
  • Understand techniques used by cyber criminals in an attack and how to protect against them
  • Use modern information technology software safely and responsibly
  • Identify the steps to take if a breach of security occurs

Cybersecurity in the COVID-19 Era online webinar

Cyber threats are a harsh reality, and no individual or organisation is immune. Law firms around the world are a primary target, as the custodians of sensitive information and money.

This informative and educating session covers the increased risks from phishing, domain squatting and other scams online in this new era.

You will automatically receive these modules when you register for the course. Please get in touch with cpd@lawscot.org.uk if you have any issues.

Cyber Threat Awareness for Law Firms
Wednesday 22 September, 1pm - 4pm

Cyber threats are a harsh reality, and no individual or organisation is immune. Law firms around the world are a primary target, as the custodians of sensitive information and money. Every firm, large or small must protect their client accounts, confidentiality, level of funds in bank, with awareness of the frequency of transactions.

This course is an informative and educating session, that will introduce you to cyber threats you never believed you were exposed to. We shall be discussing:

Learning outcomes:

  • The different kinds of cyber threat vectors and actors
  • The difference between internal and external threats
  • How social engineering works and how easily you can become a phishing victim
  • How you can monitor if your personal and business emails and other personal data are involved in a data breach
  • How your devices leak information about you and your firm
  • The risks of using social media and dating websites/app
  • Is your cat the source of your breach?
  • Cases studies of breaches in law firms
  • Cyber Incident: Are you ready to deal with it?

3 hours verifiable CPD.

Managing Cyber Risk for Law Firms
Wednesday 29 September, 10am - 4pm

Law firms have an additional risk of holding very sensitive information as well as money. Unlike the common misconception, the smaller the law firm, the higher the risk.

What would you do if your firm was attacked now? Do you have a plan prepared? This course will prepare you for incident response.

Learning outcomes:

  • Cyber Vectors
  • Who and how will go after a law firm?
  • Training: Minimise your firm’s digital exposure & get ahead in the game
  • The Peltzman Effect. Risk Compensation theory. Why do people become more careless?
  • The need for preparation: Risk & Vulnerabilities assessment
  • The need for preparation: Cyber Incident Response Planning
  • Preparing for an incident
  • Choosing a response team
  • Respond, evaluate and re-train
  • Random forensic checks
  • E-Exit Interviews
  • Introduction to PLAYBOOKS. Preparation material for Seminar 3

5 hours verifiable CPD

Playbooks: A Practical Approach
Wednesday 6 October, 11am - 4pm

Seminar will follow on from the previous two and expand on the content and structure of Playbooks.

  • Revision on CIRP and Playbooks
  • Format and structure of a playbook
  • Building your own Playbook. Attendees will work in groups to prepare a Playbook in an area of their choice. This will be achieved through collaborative online tools.
  • Presentation of Playbooks, discussion and scrutiny by the rest of the class.
  • Lessons learned.

The majority of this module will be collaborative work and discussions.

4 hours verifiable CPD

Course tutor: Basil Manoussos, MSc,PGC,BSc,AAS,MBCS.

The assignment will reflect back on the content covered throughout the course. It will be distributed during the course and due to be submitted online by 11.59pm on Friday 15 October.

Gain 4 extra hours of private study materials to enhance and consolidate your knowledge in the context of your own organisation.

Materials include content from:

  • National Cyber Security Centre
  • Law Society of Scotland Privacy Committee
A message from cyber terrorists Incognito: Cyber resilience training

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