Building Law Firm Cybersecurity Resilience: From Vulnerable to Vigilant

2024 has seen a huge increase in cyber incidents for New Zealand businesses and most of them don’t make the news. For every one you see in the news, a large number go unreported. This session will help you understand why NZ is such an attractive target for cyber criminals and what law firms need to know. How do you balance obligations of retention of AML information with protecting it from attack? What protections do you have in place, and what assurance can you provide to clients? What would a cyber attack look like? Should you pay a ransom? How would your firm respond to, and recover from, an attack? 

From practising good cyber hygiene to appropriately managing data breaches, and using real-life examples, Geordie Stewart in conversation with Lloyd Gallagher will provide guidance on how to protect your firm and your clients in this area in which cyber attacks are on the increase.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone within the legal profession wishing to advance their knowledge of cybersecurity, especially partners and others with the responsibility for getting/preserving insurance cover and managing cyber threats.

In respect of cybersecurity:

  • Delve into the threat landscape for law firms, against the context of lawyers’ professional responsibility obligations, including in respect of AML responsibilities, the use of AI, and maintaining confidentiality of data.
  • Understand what controls your firm needs to have in place to preserve eligibility for cyber insurance and how this is likely to change in the next 12 months.
  • Develop a better understanding of law firm risk profiles and indicators.
  • Gain insights into best practice for protecting your firm and clients, including a fit-for-purpose approach and mitigation strategies.
  • Become alert to action steps for identifying gaps in your security and implementing sound processes. 
  • Benefit from real-life case studies, offering takeaways for immediate uptake.


Presenters

Geordie Stewart
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Geordie, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at NSP, brings over two decades of security expertise across diverse industries. As a recognised thought leader, he has published extensively on various security topics, showcasing a unique blend of deep technical knowledge and strategic vision. Geordie advocates for a risk-based approach, emphasising tailored solutions that prioritise individual business needs over generic compliance checklists. With a master's degree with honours in Information Security from London University and numerous technical qualifications, he stands as an expert in the field. 

Geordie has led security functions for some of Europe's largest organisations, including serving as the lead security consultant on Network Rail's award-winning Intelligent Infrastructure program. As an international public speaker, his articles on security metrics, awareness training, supply chain assurance, security monitoring, privacy, and ethics have gained widespread recognition. His extensive experience in safety-critical information systems includes leading the operational security function for Network Rail and serving as the European CISO for TUI, a global airline, and tourism brand. 

For the past four years, Geordie has been a trusted advisor for European private equity clients, offering expert security advice for the SME market. His focus on a risk-based approach ensures that businesses prioritise key risks and controls relevant to their unique circumstances. Geordie's commitment to excellence, innovation, and success makes him an asset to any organisation's security posture. 

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Chair

Lloyd Gallagher
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Lloyd is actively involved around the world in Alternative Dispute Resolution where he acts as Arbitrator and Mediator. With a strong IT background, Lloyd works with law practitioners and policy makers to develop solutions that focus on access to justice and technology security. He is the convenor of The Law Associations Technology & Law committee.

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Pricing Details

Ticket Price

Member: $95 GST

Non-Member: $135 GST

Registration

Registration Close Date

13/06/2024
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