Unique solutions for a unique industry

10th Securing The Law Firm
London, 19th September 2018

 

Law firms really are different, so how can cybersecurity be tailored to them?

Most often claims of exceptionalism are excuses for poor performance or inaction. But in the case of the legal sector, the claims are true. Most large organisations, even those formed by multiple mergers and acquisitions, are essentially one structure, capable of centralising key functions and responsibilities, and with at least the theoretical ability to impose standardization across even a multi-national footprint. Even smaller companies tend to be formed in ways that can overcome the problems that individual silos or personalities can bring to central functions such as finance, compliance and security.

Most law firms do not fit neatly into these typical corporate structures. Many of the large, cross-border firms use structures such as Swiss vereinsor UK CLGs, which essentially allow firms to grow through M&A without actually having to properly fuse the various firms under the umbrella. These remain, to a far larger extent than in any normal corporation, separate businesses. 

Within these diffuse structures, and also at smaller firms, the firms are further siloed by a partnership model in which each business unit is controlled by individual partners, making a law firm an agglomerate of many smaller businesses all operating under one roof, each with a powerful head suspicious of the centre and its costs. 

This model makes centralised decision-making next to impossible. It stands in the way of innovation and long-term investment. And it makes processes which require centralisation and standardisation, such as finance, marketing, HR, compliance, technology and cybersecurity a nightmare – if they can be implemented at all. 

These structures will have to change. But in the meantime, how can law firms ensure that they comply with core regulations such as GDPR? How can they implement even the basics of cybersecurity hygiene? And how can they hope to hire and keep security talent?

Securing the Law Firm will cover these and other key subjects for its audience of professionals tasked with safeguarding digital assets and sensitive data. There will be real-life case studies, strategic talks and technical break-out sessions from security teams behind some of the world’s most admired brands, who know, just like you, that security is now more important to business than ever.

  • Securing a cross-border digital infrastructure

    • Creating consistent policies and processes
    • Cross-border patch management
    • Threat intelligence, monitoring, SIEM, analytics
    • Encryption technologies that work for the business

  • Securing core data security infrastructure

    • Identifying and valuing critical assets
    • Protecting core data and processes – scalably and cost effectively
    • Building (buying) a SOC
    • The role of insurance
    • Hiring a CISO: dos and don’ts

  • Securing email and social media

    • Phishing is still the primary attack vector, because it works. What works against it?
    • Social media provides attack intel and is the perfect malware delivery system. How can employees protect themselves?
    • How can companies protect honest employees against increasingly sophisticated attacks?
    • Using positive social engineering to fight back

  • Enterprise mobility management

    • Securing your biggest threat (and most useful tool)
    • Defeating enterprise-class spyware
    • Are your devices powering bots
    • Defeating communication interception

  • Understanding the Cloud: the devil is in the detail

    • The benefits of security as a managed service, outsourced data management and outsourced endpoint security
    • What about the loss of control and visibility over IT?
    • What to look out for in Cloud contracts
    • Are sensitive data and and access to it the new perimeter?

  • Best practice network security

    • IP Intelligence and other network monitoring processes
    • Endpoint monitoring and security
    • AI and network traffic analysis
    • Penetration testing and maintaining security
    • Using continuous monitoring technology effectively


Who attends

Job titles

Director of Technology & Information
Global Head of I.T. Controls
Head of IT Operations
CIO
CISO
Compliance Manager
Head of I.T. Operations
Head of Technology, Cyber & Data
Lead Information Security Officer
Risk & Compliance Senior Manager
Head of IT Europe & ME
Global Information Risk - Legal
Infrastructure & Operations Manager
COO
IT Systems Engineer
In House Legal Counsel
Head of IT
Technical Security Manager
Barrister
Operations & I.T. Director
Practice Manager
Compliance Co-ordinator
Information Technology Manager
Enterprise Network Architect
Compliance Manager
IT Director
Head of IT
Head of IT & Outsourcing Law
European IT Manager
Information Security Officer
CTO
Head of Compliance & Risk
IT Network Manager
Head of IT
Senior Risk Lawyer
Head of IT
Head of Technical Services
Partner
IT Director
Head of I.T.
Information Security Manager
IT Director
Director of Technology Compliance
IT Manager
Network Manager
Risk Manager
Risk & Compliance Partner
Director of Information & Research
I.T. Infrastructure Analyst
IT & Information Manager
Risk And Compliance Lawyer
Head of IT
Compliance Manager
Head of IT
Head of ICT
Director of I.T. & Knowledge
Partner
IT Manager
IT & Facilities Manager
Global Manager
IT Manager
Chief Operating Officer
Information Security Manager
Director of I.T.
Global Security Manager
Head of Professional Support
I.T. Manager
Systems Manager
EMEA & Asia - CISO
IT Manager
IT Director
I.T. Manager
Global I.T. Director
Deputy IT Director
Infrastructure Manager
In House Legal Counsel
I.T. Director
I.T. Manager
Information Security Officer
IT Technical Services Manager
IT Director
IT Manager
Head of Information Security
I.T. Security Manager
Applications Manager
I.T. Manager
Technical Architecture Manager
Head Of IT
Network Engineer
IT Manager
IT Director
IT Manager
Applications Manager
Head of Finance and IT
Information Security Manager
Security Manager
Director of IT
IT Manager
Head of IT
Risk Analyst
I.T. Security Manager
Privacy Lawyer
I.T. Security Manager
IT Infrastructure Manager
IT Manager
Head of I.T.
Director of I.T. Security
IT Technical Services Manager
IT Infrastructure Manager
Risk & Compliance Adviser

Companies

Fountain Court Chambers
Norton Rose Fulbright
Mewburn Ellis
DWF LLP
Investec
BGL Group
Osborne Clarke
Hiscox
DWF LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
King & Wood Mallesons
HSBC
Mishcon De Reya
Schillings
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Horiba Mira
Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
Clyde & Co
5 Paper Buildings
Roythornes Solicitors
Lee Bolton Monier-Williams
Brodies
Freeths LLP
Howard Kennedy LLP
Watson Farley & Williams LLP
Stephenson Harwood
Brethertons LLP
Penningtons Solicitors LLP
Arnold & Porter
Slaughter and May
Taylor Vinters
Watson Farley & Williams LLP
Bott&Co
Capsticks LLP
Pinsent Masons LLP
Sackers and Partners LLP
Shoosmiths LLP
Laura Devine Solicitors
Michelmores
Kingsley Napley LLP
BGL Group
Howes Percival LLP
Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Travers Smith LLP
Penningtons Solicitors LLP
Blake Lapthorn
Sidley Austin LLP
Wedlake Bell LLP
Bott&Co
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Fladgate LLP
Stewarts Law LLP
Bristows
Coffin Mew LLP
Hugh James LLP
Olswang LLP
Colman Coyle LLP
Magrath LLP
Tullow Oil
Brown Rudnick LLP
Olswang LLP
Weightmans LLP
Nabarro LLP
Allen & Overy LLP
Mathys & Squire LLP
Edwin Coe LLP
20 Essex Street
Norton Rose Fulbright
Payne Hicks Beach
Bond Dickinson LLP
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
Olswang LLP
Arthur Cox
Taylor Wessing LLP
Ukrainian Business Centre in London
Howard Kennedy LLP
Mathys & Squire LLP
Clifford Chance
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
DAC Beachcroft
4 New Square
Pinsent Masons LLP
Eversheds LLP
Dentons UKMEA LLP
Dawson Cornwell
Nabarro LLP
EMW
Dentons UKMEA LLP
Howes Percival LLP
Keystone Law
McGuireWoods LLP
Bird & Bird LLP
Forsters LLP
Stephenson Harwood
HSBC
Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
Lewis Silkin LLP
Walker Morris
Bond Dickinson LLP
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Slaughter and May
Kennedys Law LLP
Higgs & Sons
Kerman and Co LLP
Boodle Hatfield LLP
Schillings
Burges Salmon LLP
Bond Dickinson LLP
Bird & Bird LLP

Industries

Barristers Chambers
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Banking
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Banking
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Barristers Chambers
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Banking
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Barristers Chambers
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Banking
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Venue

America Square - Cavendish Venues

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Location:
America Square - Cavendish Venues
1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7706 7700

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