Date: 27th June 2018
Time: 09:00 - 16:15
Law Society of Scotland
144 Morrison Street
5.5 verifiable CPD hours
Cybersecurity poses a serious risk to the legal profession: a recent study of law firms by PwC found that 73% of respondents had suffered a security incident. The consequences of this can be severe, with potential exposure of confidential client data or hackers encrypting important files in exchange for a ransom. Firms and practitioners – particularly after GDPR comes into force – can suffer significant financial and reputational damage as a result of these breaches.
However, these risks can easily be reduced. In this conference, cybersecurity experts will show you the best methods for keeping your data safe, while leading legal minds will outline your legal obligations pertaining to data breaches, as well as offer advice on how to represent clients who lose data in a breach.
This conference will help you to:
- Address the importance of cybersecurity to the legal profession
- Learn how to minimise risk by implementing secure and reliable cybersecurity policies
- Represent clients involved in data breaches
- Discover the motivations and approaches taken by cybercriminals and the specific vulnerabilities of legal practitioners