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Birmingham Law Society Event: Practical Cyber Security For Lawyers

   25 Apr
    Matthew Newton

In conjunction with the Birmingham Law Society, Oosha is running a Cyber Security event for law firms on 7th June from 8:30am to 10:30am. 

Many partners, fee-earners and legal support staff feel under prepared to deal with the growing threat of cyber crime. Despite law firms adopting greater technology and implementing stricter cyber security policies - lawyers often lack confidence in their own ability to spot the threats and stay secure. And, the uncomfortable truth for lawyers is that they are likely to be investigated in the event of a breach, potentially putting their position in jeopardy.

As well as the threat of cyber crime, common concerns include sending sensitive data via email, unprotected WiFi networks, using online cloud storage and appropriate password management. Following basic cyber security best practice can protect both lawyers, and the wider firm from the risk of data breach and cyber attack.

This event will focus on your key liabilities when it comes to cyber security, along with simple, practical advice to help lawyers manage their risks. We’ll explore the threat of of cyber crime, as well as the risks of poor information governance and impact of the GDPR.

Session One: A Cyber Threat update from West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit

Session Two: Practical cyber security steps for law firms

Session Three: Cyber insurance and the GDPR


Event details: 

Date: Thursday, 7th June 2018

Venue: Shoosmiths, 2 Colmore Square, 38 Queensway, BirminghamB4 6BJ, UK.

Times: 8.30 – 12.30

Fees: £25  



Patrick McBrearty, West Midlands Police, Cyber Crime Unit

Matthew Newton, Operations Director, Oosha

Nadia McAree, Cyber Insurance Expert, Consort Insurance



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