Cyber security – the Elephant in the Room

Cyber security – the Elephant in the Room

Hybrid event – Old Square Chambers, 10-11 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BU or on Zoom
1st May 2024 17:30

A topic increasingly in the headlines, legal and otherwise, that sends a wave of dread around most clerks’ rooms.

This talk will be presented by Sarah Earl (Chambers Director at Old Square Chambers) and Kerrie Machin (Partner and Head of Business Development at Mitigo). Both come to the topic from different (but aligned) angles:

Sarah from the perspective of why it’s important that we don’t just hope it will go away and how we can try and get better engagement from staff and members alike. How high up on our list should this topic be?

Kerrie is the technical guru; what kind of threats are we facing as a sector, what actually is ‘cyber crime’ and what steps can your set be taking to reduce your vulnerabilities? This is of course an enormous topic, but this talk will deal with the overview so that you know what the right questions are to ask.

We all have varying interactions with the subject, whether it’s dealing with barristers in a panic, solicitor questionnaires that seem to be never ending or the dreaded ‘something isn’t right’ moment. The truth is we all just want to get on with our day jobs – but can we afford to hope it’s someone else’s problem?

We really encourage clerks and staff from all levels of seniority to attend. The event will be informal, and you never know when something cyber security related might land on your desk.

The talk will last just under an hour, and we will have time for Q&A afterwards. For those able to attend in person, Old Square will also be providing some refreshments after the talk for those who wish to join us.

Date: 1st May 2024

Time: 5.30pm

Duration: 1 Hr with social to follow for those attending in person

Location: Old Square Chambers, 10-11 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BU (or via Zoom, please let us know via the form)

Cost: IBC members FREE (non-members £20)

If you require reasonable adjustments or wish to discuss accessibility, please do make a note in the comments section and we will be in contact.