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Law Firms and Cyber-attack Conference 2016

5th October 2016


Cybercrime is a national scale problem that requires immediate action.

Wednesday 5th October 2016

In partnership with federal institute

University of London


With the 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey estimating that 90% of corporations having experienced a cyber security breach in the last year, cybercrime is a national scale problem that requires immediate action. Cybercrime costs the UK around £27 billion every year and although some government action has been taken to stem this financial haemorrhage, it remains a growing threat. Law firms are particularly vulnerable to this criminal activity, as they often deal with the kind of sensitive information targeted by fraudsters.

For this reason, businesses must take measures to protect themselves, safeguarding their digital infrastructure with appropriate software and staff training.

Join us for Law Firms and Cyber-attack Conference 2016: Prevent Detect Defend (London), hear high level speakers from government, Law and cyber security will be presenting their views on how to defend law firms from cyber-attack. Topics covered shall include the threat cybercrime poses to law firms, why law firms are particularly at risk and how law firms can protect themselves from attack.

Headline Speakers:

Sandip PatelChair, The Cyber-Crime Law Practitioners Society

Daniel BlackDirector, Albion Legal Services

Joanne FrearsPartner, Blandy & Blandy

Chris HankinDirector of the Institute for Security Science, Imperial College London

Bob Partridge - Managing Director, PDA Legal

Topics covered

  • Why law firms are targeted for cyber-attacks
  • Different types of cyber attacks
  • The current state of law firm defences
  • The cost of cyber-attacks to law firms
  • Procedures for reducing cyber attacks
  • The role training has in reducing cyber attacks
  • The role of human error in cyber attacks
  • Cyber insurance and law firms
  • The evolving nature of the cyber security threat
  • New technology and cyber security
  • Data protection and information governance

If you would like to register to attend this event please email: c.reynolds1@salford.ac.uk or call Chris Reynolds directly on 0161 295 3612.


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