Law Mutual (WA) Seminar: Cyber crime – how to prevent an attack and its impact on professional liability

Monday 24th October, 2016 4:00 pm – Monday 24th October, 2016 6:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Astralia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH


Cyber crime is on the rise and law firms large and small are known targets. In the past few months two large international firms have reported cyber breaches and some small local firms have had their data held to ransom in ‘cryptolock’ attacks due to the failure of lawyers to recognise  suspicious emails.

This seminar explores the types of cyber risks faced by all lawyers and law firms and provides practical tips on how best to manage and mitigate those risks.

Professor Craig Valli discusses IT risks faced by law firms and the IT measures that all firms should have in place to protect their data.

Michael Patterson discusses the specific types of attacks law firms are seeing and review recent examples of cyber-attacks on known firms.

Ronwyn North discusses the professional liability risks to law practices stemming from potential attacks and provide controls which can be put in place to remove or reduce those risks.

For all Insureds


  • 2 points Competency 1 Practice Management



Professor Craig Valli
ECU Security Research Institute

Michael Paterson
Michael Paterson & Associates

Ronwyn North
Streeton Consulting

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