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Cyber Security for Law – Preparing for an Attack

On Wednesday 29 June 2016, White and Black is running a half-day event on ‘Cyber Security for Law Firms: Preparing for an Attack’ at its Oxfordshire office.  The event focuses on the specific needs of the legal profession and offers practical guidance on how to avert, and protect against, a cyber-attack.  The event is led by lawyers from our specialist cyber security unit.  You can book below.


Nick Mathys, Partner

Nick is a cyber security and data protection specialist (and a fluent Japanese speaker).  Much of Nick’s work focuses on the information security particularly involving cloud computing, e-commerce and online services.  Nick started his legal career with the IP/IT team of Baker and McKenzie in London before joining the Corporate/TMT team of Herbert Smith’s Tokyo office in August 2007.  He joined White and Black in 2012 and became a partner in 2015.

Nicholas Mitchell, Senior Associate

Nicholas is a dispute resolution lawyer and technology law specialist. He has considerable experience advising in urgent crisis management situations involving both cyber security and other multiple reputational, regulatory, contractual and litigation risks.  He was commissioned to write Practical Law’s cyber security crisis management practice note earlier this year.  Nicholas worked at DLA Piper before joining White and Black in 2014.

John Allen, Partner

John is a partner at White and Black, specialising in technology law and M&A involving ICT security.  He is the firm’s Online Security and Compliance Officer. John started his legal career in London, focusing primarily on mid-market M&A transactions within the technology and media industries, before becoming a partner in the corporate team, advising on a variety of technology-based businesses (notably in the software and IT services sectors).  He was a founding partner of White & Black in 2007.

Course Programme

1.30pm-2pm Refreshments on arrival

2pm-3.15pm Session 1

Cyber Security: Regulatory and Practical Aspects for Solicitors

An overview of the key regulatory risks that cyber attacks pose for solicitors and practical steps for addressing them, focusing on:

  • Professional conduct compliance obligations from a cyber security perspective
  • The central role of data protection compliance under the current and future regimes
  • Why solicitors are easy and lucrative targets for cyber criminals
  • Theory in practice: a recent case study of a law firm under attack

3.15pm-3.45pm Coffee break and informal group discussion

3.45pm-5pm Session 2

Cyber Security: Crisis Management

A step-by-step guide to responding to a cyber security incident, including:

  • Preparedness and planning
  • Response teams and project management
  • Notifications and reporting to regulators, third parties and clients
  • Reputational issues
  • Litigation considerations
  • Board considerations
  • Lessons learned

5pm-6pm Refreshments, Networking and depart

Booking Details

Date Wednesday 29 June 2016

Course Fee £125 + VAT per delegate

Venue White & Black, Chalford Park, Oxford Road, Old Chalford, Oxfordshire OX7 5QR

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Following confirmation of your booking, full details of the course will be sent to you.  We look forward to welcoming you to White and Black.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Call 0800 035 2656


Disclaimer: This article is produced for and on behalf of White & Black Limited, which is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales with registered number 06436665. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The contents of this article should be viewed as opinion and general guidance, and should not be treated as legal advice.

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