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 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 Committee
Valentina Zoghbi Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Co-Chair, Regulation of Lawyers Committee


Luke Dembosky Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Richard Harrison Clyde & Co, London, England; Secretary-Treasurer, Regulation of Lawyers 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