08:00 - 08:50

Registration & Networking

08:50 - 09:00

Chairman's Welcome

09:00 - 09:20

► What has Risk got to do with technology?    

Karen Jacks, CTO, Bird & Bird  

  • Buying technology platforms  
  • Managing the people   
  • The boring process bit 
09:20 - 09:40

► Why attack surfaces heat up with remote work

Amir Ben-Efraim, CEO, Menlo Security

  • Why has the pivot to new working models increased cyber risk?
  • How are attackers leverage Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT) to launch ransomware attacks?
  • What can organisations do to avoid the next class of browser-based attacks?
09:40 - 10:00

► Staying ahead of cybersecurity threats in today’s undeniably digital world

Etienne Greeff, CEO, Flow

  • Current geopolitical events together with the exponential increase of Ransomware means the risk for businesses have never been higher
  • Identify and understand the current state of the cybersecurity threat landscape
  • How businesses can securely harness the best of technology
  • How we operate in a world with carrier grade adversaries
10:00 - 10:20

► Why do they do that? Harnessing Psychology to inform Information Security in organizations

Marco Cinnirella, Professor of Applied Social Psychology, Royal Holloway

  • How to best leverage insights offered by Psychology when investigating risky information security behaviours
  • Understanding how risk perception is impacted by cognitive biases, culture, and the ‘psychological work contract’
  • Why a mixed methods approach to collecting data is vital
  • How Psychology can inform communication and education
  • Why you can never completely ‘design out’ behavioural issues
10:20 - 11:00

 Education Seminar Session 1

Delegates will be able to choose from the following education seminars:

  • Key Considerations for Choosing the Right Email Security Platform, David Lomax, Systems Engineer, Abnormal
  • The changing email threat landscape, Jack Chapman, Vice President of Threat Intelligence, Egress


11:00 - 11:30

Networking Break 

11:30 - 12:00

Panel: The Big Risks

Mark Jones, CISO, Allen & Overy (Moderator); Dom Lucas, Global Information Security Risk and Compliance Manager, Allen & Overy; Valerie Jenkins, CISO, Clyde & Co; Steve Davies, Head of Cyber Security, DLA Piper

  • Combating ransomware in the legal sector
  • Addressing supply chain risk in an effective way
  • Cutting your cloth
12:00 - 12:20

► Why legacy MFA is not good enough for modern authentication requirements

Chris Meidinger, Beyond Identity 

  • A brief history of MFA
  • We look into why traditional MFA was appropriate at the time but has kept up with the progress of attackers
  • We detail the dangers posed by passwords and traditional MFA that requires a second device and/or push notifications
  • Finally we cover off the alternative which is unphisable passwordless MFA
12:20 - 12:40

► Navigating the dark corners of social engineering attacks

James Alliband, Senior Product Strategy Manager, Tessian 

  • Law firms face a disproportionate degree of cyber attacks due to the high degree of sensitive data they process.
  • Attackers have successfully infiltrated law firms through advanced social engineering techniques that exploit human vulnerabilities.
  • These attacks, primarily delivered via email, have led to devastating data breaches.
  • Over the past few years there have been multiple high profile attacks on law firms, including one attack that netted the threat actors from China $4 million from trading data they stole from law firms including Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges.
  • We will take you through some of the worst social engineering attacks found by Tessian’s Threat Intelligence Team and what you can do to stop them.
12:40 - 13:20

► Education Seminar Session 2

Delegates will be able to choose from the following education seminars:

  • Security by Chance or Security by Choice? The conundrum of Security Operations faced by law firms, Nick Dyer, Senior Systems Engineer, Arctic Wolf
  • Cyber Risk Management in Focus, Ryan Rubin, Senior Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Incident Response; Tanya Gross, Senior Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & eDiscovery; Steve Sandford, Senior Director, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Incident Response; Ahsan Qureshi, Senior Director, Cyber Security Risk Advisory, Ankura
13:20 - 14:30

Lunch Break 

14:30 - 15:00

► Senior Leadership Priorities Panel   

Steve Davies, Head of Cyber DLA Piper (Moderator); Karen Jacks, CTO, Bird & Bird; Karl Knowles, Head of Cyber, HFW; Jonathan Freedman, Head of Technology & Security, Howard Kennedy; Annette Brown, Head of IT, Milbank

  • Data privacy or security? How will companies view ‘security’ in the post-pandemic world?  
  • Hybrid working: problem solved or problem postponed?  
  • The issue of ‘basic’ cyber hygiene (or ‘why can’t we stop ransomware?’)  
  • Is 2022 the year of Cloud? And have the security implications of Cloud been exaggerated?  
  • The future of the security stack: insource/outsource/reduce number of solutions/rely on large application and infrastructure providers more  
  • Reining in the costs of cybersecurity 
15:00 - 15:20

► What should you have in your post-breach legal toolbox?

Hans Allnutt, Partner & Cyber & Data Risk Practice Leader, DAC Beachcroft

This session will look at the current legal landscape for affirmative action following cyber incidents and data breaches including:

  • Actions against “Persons Unknown”: what benefits can suing an unknown hacker bring?
  • Ransom payments: in what circumstances are they unlawful or illegal?
  • Who is to blame when an email breaches give rise to payment frauds?
15:20 - 16:00

► Education Seminar Session 3

Delegates will be able to choose from the following education seminars:

  • The Verdict is Out! How to empower digital transformation without sacrificing security, David Guest, Solution Architect and Technology Evangelist, Kocho
  • Obsidian Security: Extending Zero Trust to SaaS, Chris Fuller, Principal Product and Solutions Architect, Obsidian Security
16:00 - 16:30

Networking Break 

16:30 - 16:50

► Vulnerability management in the real world  

Steve Davies, Head of Cyber, DLA Piper  

  • Vulnerability management, then and now 
  • Prioritisation and Compliance (risks Vs patch all the things) 
  • The move to DevSecOps, quick wins = big wins  
16:50 - 17:10

► Creative Operational Security Dashboard

Noha Amin, Head of Information and Cybersecurity, TLT LLP

  • Key aspects of Dashboards
  • Types of Dashboards
  • How to improve security dashboard quality
17:10 - 17:30

► The Cyber Insurance Market – Managing Risk

Will Slater, Technology and Cyber Practice Director, Gallagher
  • State of the cyber market
  • The challenges (red flags)
  • State of coverage
  • The journey (risk management)
17:30 - 18:30

Drinks Reception


Conference Close

Education seminars

Cyber Risk Management in Focus

Ryan Rubin, Senior Managing Director - Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Tanya Gross, Senior Managing Director – Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & eDiscovery, Steve Sandford, Senior Director - Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Incident Response & Ahsan Qureshi, Senior Director - Cyber Security Risk Advisory, Ankura

Securing the law firm in 2022 remains a challenge. In 2021, we saw examples of how cyber exposures have adversely impacted companies in the legal sector. Our threat analysis on a sample of the industry in 2022 generates further food for thought. The key question is what else can law firms be doing to reduce their cyber risk exposure. Join Ankura experts in this presentation as we discuss several challenges facing law firms today and some practical strategies to get ahead of the risks and reduce the likelihood of common breach scenarios impacting the industry. 

  • Key Threats facing law firms today
  • Understanding Law firm Structural Inherent Risks
  • Key Risk Reduction Strategies
  • Tactics, Techniques and Procedures to drive down impact from breaches
  • Recent Case Studies and Key Lessons Learnt

Security by Chance or Security by Choice? The conundrum of Security Operations faced by law firms

Nick Dyer, Senior Systems Engineer, Arctic Wolf

  • How can legal firms mitigate the growing alert & process fatigue whilst managing the increasing cyber risk across an exploding multi-cloud attack surface.
  • Why Cyber Insurance premiums are on the rise, and proactive measures to ensure your business is covered.
  • We’ll share our perspective running one of the world’s largest security operations services, handling over 2 trillion security events per week 
  • How Arctic Wolf’s Security Operations Cloud, and the Concierge Security Team, detected & remediated against ransomware for a customer.

The Verdict is Out! How to empower digital transformation without sacrificing security

David Guest, Solution Architect and Technology Evangelist, Kocho

Over the last 2 years, the way many law firms work has radically changed, with increases in virtual working, remote access, and cloud adoption. All of this is driving an explosion in apps, devices and users across an increasingly complex infrastructure.

As the barriers blur between who is in your network and out of it, organisations struggle to manage identities and secure access for not only their employees but external partners, suppliers, and even clients.

Learn how Microsoft technologies can help you provide secure, seamless, and compliant access to your business apps and data whilst striking the perfect balance between productivity and security.

Join this seminar as we examine:

  • Exhibit A: How to enable seamless and secure end-user authentication
  • Exhibit B: How to protect critical resources with Conditional Access
  • Exhibit C: Why you should put identities at the heart of your security framework
  • Exhibit D: How to establish passwordless authentication in Azure AD

Obsidian Security: Extending Zero Trust to SaaS

Chris Fuller, Principal Product and Solutions Architect, Obsidian Security

In a world where the natural evolution towards SaaS was accelerated by remote working during the pandemic, do the principles of zero trust still apply? SaaS currently makes up 75% of the cloud, yet SaaS security visibility is notoriously difficult for security teams to manage, given the expertise, visibility and control required to manage each disparate SaaS application.

Meanwhile, integrations between SaaS applications create a highly interconnected environment. With more sensitive business data entrusted to SaaS than ever before, it’s time to consider how best we secure those applications.

In this session, we’ll explore how the zero trust principles of continuous verification, breach impact limitation and facilitation of rapid incident response can be applied to SaaS applications.

  • Review the guiding principles of Zero Trust
  • Learn the inherent risks of SaaS usage and why securing SaaS applications goes beyond the identity provider
  • Understand how the principles of Zero Trust can be applied to SaaS

The changing email threat landscape

Jack Chapman, Vice President of Threat Intelligence, Egress

Cybercriminals continue to launch increasingly sophisticated social engineering attacks. This is driven by crime as a service ecosystem, change in human behaviour and hardening of traditional routes into organisations. Because of these factors and more, it’s no surprise that 85% of today’s security breaches involve a human element.

Join this presentation to learn more about:

  • Today’s email security landscape and how the threats are evolving
  • The behaviours behind email data breaches
  • Why legacy approaches are no longer fit for purpose
  • How to use behavioural science and zero trust to take back control over data loss
  • How real-time teachable moments are more effective at changing human behaviour than traditional security awareness training

Key Considerations for Choosing the Right Email Security Platform

David Lomax, Systems Engineer, Abnormal Security

Email is both a necessary communication medium, and the most vulnerable area for an attack. Year after year, adversaries find success in abusing email to gain a foothold into an organization—deploying malware, leaking valuable data, or stealing millions of dollars.

Unfortunately, email threats are only growing in number. Business email compromise accounts for 44% of all losses to cybercrime, and the 2021 Verizon DBIR holds that phishing remains the top entry point for breaches—a position it has held for years.

Does that mean email is doomed, and we should give up? Quite the opposite—instead, we should look to newer technologies and an integrated security strategy that provides a modernized approach to email defense. In this webinar, we do just that.

Attend the Abnormal Security session for answers to your most pressing questions, including:

  • What are modern email threats, and how are they different from legacy attacks?
  • Which email threats are most concerning, and how can we defend against them?
  • Which technical capabilities are required from modern email security providers?
  • How do modern email security companies use AI, machine learning and data science to detect the most dangerous and costly attacks?