Surviving client audits: a new era of cyber-scrutiny

Securing The Law Firm: Special Session

24th January 2019, London, UK

 

Surviving (and thriving after) client audits: The key steps law firms must take to stay ahead

 

Recent research has revealed that of the 200 law firms surveyed, 18 said they lost a client for failing an IT audit, and one firm lost an entire practice group. Audits from banks remain the most demanding, with law firms complaining that questionnaires sent to evaluate cybersecurity are too large, complex and expensive to complete, and (off the record) criticising the banks for not coming together to create harmonised audit criteria. But other client sectors are catching up.

At the same time, the reasons those clients are so concerned remain obvious: the majority of the law firms are still not compliant with their own cybersecurity policies; most do not maintain cyber-insurance coverage;  and yet most reported a breach last year, with many suffering a breach that they were not aware of until much later.

While in others sectors, CISOs claim that working together across the sector rather than competing on cybersecurity competence is the best way forward (wishful thinking?), it is clear that legal firms able to convince clients that they are taking the right precautions will win business from those who cannot.

But what are the key client requirements? Their questionnaires contain everything but the kitchen sink. So buried in the hundreds of client questions, what are the key steps law firms must take now to ensure that they get ahead in the race to prove cybersecurity competence? What is must-have and what is nice-to-have?

And what are the priorities – what do different types of clients value the most and why?

Securing The Law Firm: Special Session 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.

  • Staffing and spending

    • Taking responsibility at the top level - cybersecurity as a core commitment
    • Hiring the right skills - and retaining them
    • How much can be outsourced or automated? Does this solve the underlying risk problem?
    • How much investment is enough - 2% of revenue?
  • Satisfying FI clients

    • Financial services companies are lawyers' biggest clients
    • They're highly regulated and need suppliers to prove that they're secure
    • If you can't prove it, you'll lose their business
  • Core data security

    • Identifying and valuing critical assets
    • Vulnerability assessment and recording
    • Comprehensive, transparent policies
    • The basics: patches, passwords, backups, AV, firewalls, MFA, encryption, DDoS
  • Securing email and social media

    • Phishing is still the primary attack vector, because it works. What works against it?
    • Securing social media
    • How can companies protect honest employees against increasingly sophisticated attacks?
    • Dealing with ransomware
  • Internal and external security assessment and validation

    • IP intelligence and other network monitoring processes
    • Endpoint monitoring and security
    • AI and network traffic analysis
    • Penetration testing and maintaining security
  • Cybersecurity insurance

    • Do clients demand it?
    • Evaluating policies and premiums
    • How does it change core cybersecurity processes and requirements?

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

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Venue

Park Plaza Victoria, London

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