Cyber Security & Data Protection Conference

  • When: April 25, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Where: The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester
  • Summary: Moving from awareness to action. A must attend event for Senior & Managing Partners, COLPs & COFAs, IT Directors and Practice Managers
  • Details:

    This conference covers the full spectrum of topics facing all professional sectors and will be of interest not just to lawyers. All aspects of computer crime will be covered, including intrusion investigations, cybercrime law, digital forensics, information assurance, along with input from the experts on what the next threats may be and a live hacking demonstration.

    In addition to this excellent programme our partners at Xyone Cyber Security are offering delegates a free accredited training session for Partners (one per firm). In addition our friends at Compli are offering a free compliance/regulatory surgery for any delegate queries and if work is required following the discussion delegates will receive a 20% discount on Compli’s standard hourly rate! Details of how to book these offers will be available once you have booked your place at the conference.

    In association with



    CPD: 6 hours

    Cost to attend:
    MLS Members £110.00 + VAT (£132.00)
    Non-members £150.00 + VAT (£180.00)
    Price includes light refreshments, networking lunch and course material.

    09:00   Registration, refreshments and networking

    09:30   Welcome and introduction

    Steve Kuncewicz, Slater & Gordon, Manchester Law Society & Law Society of England & Wales Council Member

    09:40   Data Breaches and How to Manage them/Forensic Readiness/Post Breach

    Andrea Bradley, Zentek Forensics Ltd

    10:10   Cybercrime and firms, views from the SRA

    James Dipple-Johnstone, Director of Investigation and Supervision, SRA

    Robert Loughlin, Executive Director, Operations and Quality, SRA

    10:55   Refreshments and networking

    11:25   Cashier Scams: what you need to know

    Alex Holt, Director, The Cashroom

    11:55   Cyber Crime – what are the threats and what can you do to help protect your business?

    • Top Threats to business we are seeing
    • Social Engineering – what this is, what it can look like and what you can do help protect your business.
    • Case study examples

    Helen Potts, Fraud Analyst – Fraud Awareness, CPB Services, RBS

    12:25   Panel Session – Future Proofing your firm from cyber threats

    Stephen Pritchard, Managing Director, Matrix 247

    Dave Harrison, Operations Director, Centre for Assessment

    Michelle Garlick, Compli

    Louis Davis, VDocs International

    Tom Pelham, Kennedys

    Steve Taylor, Relationship Director, Future Williams & Glyn Team, Corporate Banking, RBS

    12:55   Lunch and networking

    13:55   Why Does Cyber Insurance Help Us?

    • What is Cyber Insurance?
    • Distribution Issues, PI Exposure Cross Over
    • Broker’s Role, Variations in Cyber Insurance offerings from the market

    Richard Gledhill, MFL

    • Details of a comprehensive cover
    • Benefits if dovetailing with appropriate security/mitigation/risk management measures
    • Examples of claims already seen/paid by Insurers
    • How do QBE respond?

    Mike Warwick, European Operations, QBE Insurance

    14:15   General Data Protection Regulation

    Steve Kuncewicz, Slater & Gordon, Manchester Law Society & Law Society of England & Wales Council Member

    14:35   Managing cyber security risk in your supply chain

    • How law firms’ reliance on thirds party vendors makes them a prime target
    • What does a breach cost?
    • Predicting hacking trends
    • How firms can protect themselves
    • Deploying best practice in change management and security

    Nigel Redwood, CEO, Nasstar

    Andy Lewis, Nasstar

     14:50   Refreshments and networking        

     15:20   Live Hacking demonstration

    Zain Javed, Technical Director, Xyone Cyber Security

    15:50   The Art of Manipulation: QUID PRO QUO (give something for something)

    • An Interactive session to show the techniques used by Fraudsters, Scammers, Social Engineers to build trust and collate basic information from you
    • This we be used against the firm to manipulate someone else at a later date
    • How to protect your firm from this

    Stephen Robinson, Managing Director, Xyone Cyber Security

    16:20     Cyber threats and Intelligence sharing

    Jennie Williams, Titan

    16:50     Chair’s Closing Remarks

    17:00     Close of Conference

    To book your place please download and return the Cyber Security and Data Protection Conference booking form or  email

    To book online with a credit or debit card please click here.
    Please note there is an additional 3% charge to pay by credit card and a 2% charge to pay by debit card.

    By booking a place on this course you are agreeing to our terms and conditions details of which can be found here.

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