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Cybersecurity and law conference

Date: 27th June 2018

Time: 09:00 - 16:15

Law Society of Scotland
Atria One
144 Morrison Street

Join Deputy First Minister John Swinney, cybersecurity experts and leading legal minds to explore the best methods for keeping your data safe and what your legal obligations are in the event of a breach.

Register by Friday 22 June to secure your place

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.



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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
  • 09:00 - 09:20

    Registration and refreshments
  • Chair: Dr Jamie Graves, Founder and CEO, ZoneFox

  • 09:30 - 10:10

    Why is cybersecurity important for law firms?

    Dr Jamie Graves, Founder and CEO, ZoneFox

    10:10 - 10:50

    A cyber resilient Scotland – challenges and opportunities

    John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, Scottish Government

  • 10:50 - 11:05

    Refreshments and networking
  • 10:05 - 11:45

    Undrstanding the motives and actions of cyber criminals

    Professor Bill Buchanan. Edinburgh Napier University

    11:45 - 12:25

    Data breach case study: Equifax

    Vassilis Manoussos, Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Consultant, Edinburgh Napier University

  • 12:25 - 13:10

    Lunch and networking
  • 13:10 - 13:50

    The human factors of cybersecurity

    Eerke Boiten, Professor in Cybersecurity, De Montfort University

    13:50 - 14:30

    Representing clients involved in data breaches

    Colin Hulme, Partner, Burness Paull

  • 14:30 - 14:45

    Refreshments and networking
  • 14:45 - 15:25

    Implementing reliable cybersecurity policies

    Eamonn Keane, Detective Inspector, Police Scotland

    15:25 - 16:05

    Crisis management: what to do if you suffer a data breach

  • 16:05 - 16:15

    Final comments and close


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