Cyber Conference 2017

Event Details

Course Code: S3919
Speaker: Various
Specialisations: Management, Conferences,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor, Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Members Price: £125
Non Members Price: £175

Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

This Conference is aimed at Managing/Senior Partners, Practice Managers, IT Managers & IT team members, COLPs and others involved in Cyber Security.

9.00 – 9.30am Registration

9.30 – 9.35am         Welcome & opening address 
9.35 – 10.20am QUID PRO QUO (give Something for Something) ~ Stephen Robinson & Charlie Edwards, XYOne
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
10.20– 11am Ransomware – the good news ~ Helen Williams, TITAN Merseyside Police
What is ransomware?
Examples of how businesses in the North-West region have been affected
What to do if you fall victim 
Why you definitely shouldn’t pay
11 – 11.15am Refreshments
11.15 – 11.45am        Cyber Exposures and Insurance ~ Chris Fitzgerald, QPI Legal 
Cyber Exposures for solicitors are not going away: the SRA received 700 reports of cybercrime in2016; and Law firms are a specific target for cybercriminals due to the handling of both sensitive client data and client funds
The cost of dealing with a cyber crime ranges from £65,000 to £1.9m. What are the financial and other consequences to your business if you suffer a `cyber event`? 
QPI will describe several real life scenarios experienced by their clients and each scenario will be analysed 
The low cost and simplicity of arranging comprehensive Cyber insurance will be described 
11.45 – 12.15pm     Applying Information standards in the Legal Sector ~ Dave Harrison, Centre for Assessment
Some simple tips on approaches you can use linked to ISO 27001
Cyber essentials
Business continuity Management 
12.15 – 1.15pm Lunch 
1.15 – 1.45pm Cyber Security for Law Firms ~ Dr Heather Anson, Digital Law 
Most common attacks happening now
What to do if you have a cyber/data breach
Best Practices for preventing Cyber breaches
1.45 – 2.15pm The Fallout: Loss of client money and data ~ Frank Maher, Legal Risk
  • Managing the risk
  • Some insurance issues
  • Regulators
  • People issues
2.15 – 2.45pm Planning to fail: what happens when things go wrong & how to protect yourself ~ Andrew Allen, Aabyss
 • What to protect
Business continuity
Creating a plan that works
Testing the plan, one day it’s for real!
2.45 – 3.15pm           Recognising the urgent need to act.. but how? ~ Sion Lloyd-Jones, KPMG 
How to approach a successful cyber strategy
A non-legal need to prepare for GDPR
3.15 – 3.30pm Chair persons summary & close


Andrew Allen is Chief Executive at Aabyss Ltd. He is a leading authority on business improvement, combining his unique challenging style and strategic vision, Andrew works with senior executives and business owners to bring about transformational change. He has held senior positions in Small Enterprises to Global Corporate. Andrew has consulted with and held Non-Exec positions in various industries such as Engineering, Construction, Telecommunications, and Technology to name a few.

Dr Heather Anson  is Managing Director of DLUK Evaluate Ltd. Prior to moving to England in 2011, Heather developed online education and training courses via her company Professional Education Portal (“PEP”) as well as running her law firm, Anson Law, in Arizona for the best part of a decade. Heather has appeared at events for the Law Society of England and Wales, the European Young Bar Association and the European Law Students Association. Heather has also been a visiting lecturer and professor at Universities in the United States and Europe, most recently teaching a course in Trieste, Italy on the Comparative Law of Social Media between Europe and the United States.

Dave Harrison is Operations director for Centre for Assessment Ltd and has been involved in quality all his working life. Since 1997 he has worked with a wide variety of businesses using Investors in People, Lexcel, Specialist Quality Mark, ISO 9001 Quality Management, 14001 Environmental Management, 27001 Information Security Management, BS 18001 Health & Safety Management, Customer Service Excellence, Carbon Reduction standards and latterly the new BS 76000 Human Resource Valuing People standard.  Dave played active parts on the BSI HCS1s and sub drafting committee for BS 76000 and as a former IiP Assessor/Advisor and Quality Manager has excellent knowledge of these standards.

Chris Fitzgerald, MBA MSc FCII Chartered Insurance Broker, is QPI’s Northern Region Development Manager. Chris has been an Insurance Broker for over 30 years and has significant experience of dealing with Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Mickaela Fox has 17 years’ PQE and became a Partner at Weightmans LLP in 2005. She specialises in solicitors’ and valuers’ indemnity claims and regulatory work. Chambers and Partners name her as a leader in her field. Mickaela has acted for a number of large national firms and is well regarded for her skill and expertise in the conduct of complex, high-value indemnity cases. . Mickaela was responsible for the launch of the firm’s risk management consultancy service for lawyers and has been instrumental in the development and growth of Compli.

Sion Lloyd-Jones is a senior manager in the Manchester KPMG Cyber practice and responsible for serving KPMG’s corporate clients with boardroom advice, security assessment and cyber transformation strategy.  He joined KPMG is 2014 after a long career in the Royal Air Force and Government in the specialisation of Intelligence and Security.  Sion is happy to admit that he is non-technical but stresses the need for active risk management and strong leadership in organisations seeking to defend themselves in this period of uncertainty and intensified digital threat. Sion heads KPMG’s national contribution to the not-for-profit ‘Cyber Champions’ awareness programme aimed at improving children’s online safety. 

Frank Maher is a practising solicitor and partner in Legal Risk LLP Solicitors specialising in professional regulation and professional indemnity.  He advises major International, European and UK 100 law firms, their insurers and other professions on risk management, anti-money laundering, compliance and professional indemnity issues. Frank has over 25 years’ experience defending many of the UK’s largest law firm claims for insurers, including many City firms.  His claims experience includes many involving conflicts,
cross-border liabilities, fraud issues here and abroad, property, undertakings, financial services and consumer credit.

Stephen Robinson is Managing Director and founder of Xyone Cyber Security and his career in the digital industries spans over 15 years. Upon recognising the high risk from the threat of attacks to SMEs, Stephen launched the business in 2012, leading a team of highly qualified cyber security specialists, dedicated to the provision of cutting edge services. Stephen develops idea and strategies with Xyone’s board and senior management team whilst taking a hands-on role in the running of the business, representing the company at events, meetings and presentations around the country.
Helen Williams is a Cyber Crime Protect Officer at TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.  Her role involves working with business, education and the general public to raise awareness of the potential risk and impact of Cyber- Crime, along with the simple steps which can be taken to prevent becoming a victim.


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