Presentations already confirmed include:

► From Dark Souls to Zelda  - Game mechanics to help engagement and motivation 

Allan Campbell, Global Information Security Manager, Withers Worldwide                      

  • Gamification is a tool arguably representing a new direction for achieving personal and business goals
  • In order for a gamification solutions to be successful, it has to be fun and engaging, like playing games
  • Let us explore how game theory could help you 'level up' your firm and you

►The customer knows best: how your clients are rating your cybersecurity 

Mohsin Choudhury, UK Head of Information Security, Bank of Ireland

  • Cybersecurity as a competitive advantage. Your clients are watching
  • Top potential risks the big banks are looking out for
  • Top tips from a major financial organisation. Areas to consider
  • How to pitch your security. How your clients are modelling cybersecurity risk

► Device centric security strategies for the modern work place

Stijn Paumen, VP of BD, Wandera

  • Mobile devices generate more corporate traffic than a traditional laptop or PC and traditional security investments such as SWG and EPP are no longer enough.
  • Many enterprise are looking to unify their mobile and traditional devices under one Unified Endpoint Management (UEM strategy).
  • This is the perfect opportunity for law firms to rethink their workspace security strategy and benefit from device-centric technologies such as MTD, CASB and Mobile SWG that are better suited to mobile deployment models. 
  • In this session, Wandera will share best practices to help you design a device-centric security strategy for the modern workplace.

► Is anything scarier than Cyber Security?

Graham Horsham, Head of Information Systems and Technology, Carpmaels & Ransford

  • Drivers for security: clients, regulation, self-preservation?
  • Big vs Small – complications & challenges of both 
  • Business engagement and buy-in – essential but at what level and how? 
  • Understanding of the risk versus business impact
  • Approaches to building a strategy:

o    Proactive vs Reactive planning, practice and learning
o    The importance of buy-in, within IT and the business 
o    Management of Risk – a key driver to eating an elephant
o    Certification – Does it add value / bring benefit

 Keeping it simple and true to the business's journey

Mike Worth, Head of IT, Phillips Solicitors

  • Cover the basics first. How do you lay a security foundation through times of technological innovation and regulatory change, whilst collaborating and compromising with the board?
  • Why innovation and practical security is key to raising both the bar and awareness within small-medium law firms.
  • The legal technology bubble, the place to be?

► Clients, audits and questionnaires: why are we ticking the boxes?

Damien Behan, IT Director, Brodies

  • As clients manage their supply chain ever more closely, law firms are required to fill out ever lengthier questionnaires and submit to audits. But these are often blunt instruments that don’t allow for nuance or compensating controls. 
  • An industry has grown up around these compliance exercises, but it can sometimes feel like ticking boxes is more important than addressing risks?
  • While clients like to see certifications like ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus, it doesn’t mean you avoid the audits or questionnaires, so are they worth the paper they’re printed on – or the effort?
  • What, if any, competitive advantage is there in a high degree of compliance - i.e. once the required baseline is achieved, is there business sense in going above and beyond?

► Innovation and the challenge for InfoSec

Adam Hembury, Director of Innovation, DLA Piper

  • A perspective on Innovation in the legal industry
  • The demands of clients - How is this impacting Partners’ (and law firms) attitudes towards innovation and security?
  • The challenge of adoption
  • Technology and the direction of travel
  • Where Innovation and InfoSec collide

► Executive panel discussion

Who are your real customers? Clients, questionnaires and C-suite: can you keep everyone happy? 

  • Nick Galt, IT Director, Boodle Hatfield
  • Rebecca Ditchburn, Risk & Best Practice Manager, Bevan Brittan
  • Chris Walmsley, Head of IT , Foot Anstey