Today’s First Roundtable Tackles Sector Issues

The sun was shining on the first ever Today’s Legal Cyber Risk (TLCR) roundtable event today where professional delegates across a spectrum of fields discussed sector issues and challenges concerning IT, technology, risk and cyber crime.

TLCR’s first event was held at one of the UK’s oldest and fourth largest chambers, 3PB Barristers, in Birmingham where we were delighted to welcome representatives from Legal Eye, Matrix 247, IASME, ULS Technology, Baskerville Drummond and HW Searches.

The roundtable commenced with welcome introductions followed by the first presentation of the day from Consultant and Risk and Governance Officer at Movin Legal Limited, David Knowles, who talked about the use of social media in both a private and corporate capacity. David emphasised how individuals and corporates sometimes leak small harmless pieces of information which can be harvested by criminals and the severe implications this can have on the business.

Following David’s insightful discussion was head of IT and cyber essentials assessor from Practical Vision Network, Jen Williams, who engaged with her audience by discussing the topic of ‘People vs Technology.’

The event ended by asking the group’s input on TLCR publication with a steering in regards to editorial content and how the publication can support them and the sector as a whole.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be publishing further articles covering different aspects of what was discussed on the day. To make sure that you don’t miss an update, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter.

With the National Cyber Security Centre identifying the legal sector as a top target for cyber criminals along with the Solicitors Regulation Authority confirming that £11 million has been stolen by fraudsters in the last year – cyber security is top priority in legal firms. To protect your business from imminent attacks, a security leadership approach should be adopted by leaders, as it is not the responsibility of the IT department, who would play a central role in mitigating risk. If you require more details or are interested in attending forthcoming TLCR’s roundtables, please email Karen Babington – [email protected]

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