Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Not if but when: How prepared are you to manage cybersecurity and privacy risks?
Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4


Regulation of Lawyers' Compliance Committee (Lead)


This session will seek to explore the interrelated issues that are necessary to prepare for, respond to, manage and recover from concerning cybersecurity and privacy-related risks. Law firms are increasingly becoming the targets for sophisticated and opportunistic criminals looking to obtain access to client funds, confidential client and/or personal information – either for immediate financial gain or potential ransom or extortion demands, or to perpetrate identity or social engineering frauds. This session will identify the components of a strategic approach to identifying, managing/responding and mitigating cybersecurity and privacy risks, specifically: how to look at your organisational approach; identifying and containing the issue through forensic information technology expertise; how to manage communications with clients; what reports to relevant regulators are required; potential reputation damage and necessary remediation and/or mandatory corrective communications or monitoring; and how to ensure you are properly insured,managing your insurers and maximising what is recoverable.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Stuart Clark AM Clayton Utz, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Asia Pacific Regional Forum Liaison Officer, Regulation of Lawyers' Compliance Committee
Valentina Zoghbi Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Co-Chair, Regulation of Lawyers' Compliance Committee


Luke Dembosky Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Richard Harrison Clyde & Co LLP, London, England; Secretary-Treasurer, Regulation of Lawyers' Compliance Committee
Paul Jackson Kroll, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Phillip Magness
Meg Strickler Conaway & Strickler, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Co-Chair, Cybercrime Subcommittee
Kim Trajer McCullough Robertson, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Roy Zur BARBRI, New York, New York, USA

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