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16 February 2017


tmgroupThere are just 10 places left for tmgroup’s National Conference “Risky Business: Cyber Crime in the Property Transaction”, taking place in London one week today!

Held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology on Thursday 23rd February 2017, this free full-day event will focus on the challenges of cyber security and how law firms can better protect themselves from a cyber-attack.

There are just 10 places left, so please register while you can to avoid disappointment.

Click here to register

80% of conveyancing solicitors were “definitely more worried about security and risk of fraud in 2016” compared to 2015

“Risky Business: Cyber Crime in the Property Transaction” was developed in response to recent tmgroup survey findings, which revealed that approximately 80% of conveyancing solicitors were “definitely more worried about security and risk of fraud in 2016” compared to 2015.

With this in mind, tmgroup have invited a panel of experts – including the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s National Cyber PROTECT Coordinator – to discuss a broad range of cyber security challenges, and ensure that all attendees leave the event in a stronger position to safeguard both themselves and their clients.

A variety of expert speakers will address both technology and people risks

In addition to the 3 interactive roundtable discussions, a diverse panel of 5 expert speakers will be presenting on both the technology and the people risks which law firms need to be aware of in order to effectively protect their best interests.

The full Agenda of seminars features:

Mark Payne (InfoSec Cloud) – “Cyber Security – How your frontline team can help protect your firm against cyber attacks”

Mark will primarily be discussing the sophistication of modern-day phishing emails – sharing a variety of real-life examples – and explaining how to help your team recognise them before they accidentally trigger a major security incident.

Jeremy Swinfen Green (Teiss and Mosoco) – “Cyber Security – Managing third party supplier risks”

Jeremy will be discussing how to reduce the risk of having a third party (such as a business partner, contractor, or customer) who has access to your IT systems acting as a bridge for hackers.

Graeme McGowan (BeCyberSure) – “Cyber Security: 2017 and beyond”

Graeme will be looking at some of the current cyber security risks law firms need to be aware of, as well as explaining the huge impact the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could potentially have on law firms.

National Police Chiefs’ Council’s National Cyber PROTECT Coordinator – “Cyber crime – How to respond to an attack and support your team in preventing future cyber security incidents”

The speaker panel will also be joined by the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s National Cyber PROTECT Coordinator, who will be explaining how to respond to a cyber incident; touching on key areas such as Law Enforcement capability (national to local) and reporting to Action Fraud.

Matthew Newton (Oosha Ltd) – “Cyber crime – Dealing with the undeniable threat”

Matthew will focus on helping attendees understand more about cyber crime; specifically looking at why increased IT complexity is good for cyber criminals, and the latest considerations relating to Professional Indemnity insurance and cloud technologies.

Event details

This free-to-attend event will be held at: Maxwell Library, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL.

However, there are now only 10 places left, so if you and your colleagues would like to join us on Thursday 23 February 2017, please click here to register and secure your place.

CPD points will be available.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Gina Bolger on Gina.Bolger@tmgroup.co.uk, or 01793 714905



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