Managing cybersecurity: common threats and best practice

A virtual panel event helping barristers and chambers professionals navigate the challenges around cybersecurity.

Find out more about the session below.

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24 November 2022, 17:30 - 19:00
Event Type
Chambers management

Join our online seminar to learn about the common cyber threats facing the Bar and best practice in managing them. This seminar will help barristers, clerks and chambers management staff gain a better understanding of the different types of threats and cyber attacks prevalent today and the practical steps that can be taken to protect against them.

Attend this session to

  • Hear from the National Cyber Security Centre on the most common cyber threats today
  • Gain insight from practitioners on how to protect against malicious cyber activity
  • Learn how to identify different types of attacks, including phishing and ransomware
  • Receive practical advice on responding to a cyber incident to minimise potential damage
  • All attendees will be entered into a prize draw to receive an Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) 64GB courtesy of Mitigo, 2022 Conference Sponsor
  • Complimentary attendance for those with a Full day Conference Ticket


Cybersecurity and the Justice System

With crippling cyber-attacks targeting professional services, including the legal sector, mitigation and protection against cyber threats is a major priority of chambers and professionals across the Bar. Join Jacqueline Reid, the Chair of our Information and Technology Panel, as she invites leading cybersecurity experts to discuss current threats, how to identify an organisation’s weak points, and practical steps to boost protection.


Chair: Jacqueline Reid
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Chair of the Bar Council’s Information and Technology Panel, 11 South Square

Jacqueline practices in all areas of IP and in IT law, including, in particular, trade mark, copyright, design right, technical confidential information, and data protection cases. 

Jacqueline is the Chair of the Bar Council IT Panel and, as such, plays an active role in deciding on key issues affecting the profession and the wider community, including in relation to the implementation of IT developments, data protection and how this will affect the Bar and the Bar Council.

Jacqueline became a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2018.

Jacqueline is also a Nominet DRS Expert. 

Sam Berlyn

Head of IT and Security at Chambers

Sam Berlyn is an experienced cybersecurity leader with experience in professional services organisations, including the legal sector. Before joining chambers last year, he was the IT Manager at The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn for five years, so he knows the Bar’s cybersecurity challenges well.
He believes that keeping user experience at the forefront of technical innovation is imperative and champions an iterative improvement approach. He feels that making regular, small changes is the key to success and will result in each day being more secure and productive than the day before, without the significant friction which traditionally accompanies IT projects.

Eleanor Fairford
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National Cyber Security Centre

A generalist civil servant for the past 19 years, Eleanor has undertaken a range of policy and security roles, at home and overseas, in immigration, security policy and corporate services. Eleanor previously led cyber threat assessment in NCSC and now heads up the Incident Management function where she is responsible for managing the NCSC response to nationally significant incidents that hit the UK.

David Fleming
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Chief Technology Officer, Mitigo

David is a Partner at Mitigo, and as Chief Technology Officer, David leads the cyber and forensics team. David spent a decade in one of the largest banking groups transforming their digital proposition and its associated cyber security. David has the rare quality of describing very complex technology scenarios in plain English, something our members will be relieved to hear.

David is an expert in his field. He leads a team who specialise in advising legal practices, of all sizes and disciplines, on the visibility of their risk and how to be secure against cyber attacks that are highly damaging and growing in frequency and sophistication.


Toks Oladuti
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Global Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Dentons

Toks is responsible for the global delivery of information security at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. He has over 20 years’ experience working in security, technology and privacy, across a number of industries.

Toks is an experienced and strategic business risk leader. He has a particular passion for strategy and team building and development.  His core skillset, developed over the years includes security operations and architecture, risk management and risk driven investment, data protection, compliance and audits, and enterprise culture, awareness and training.

Toks has contributed to the business and technology community through information sharing, groups, speaking engagements and multi-industry networking. As strong supporter of education and schools, he has provided advice in areas of security, data protection, user awareness and cloud transformation.


Session sponsor

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Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2022

This event is taking place as part of this year's Annual Conference being held Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 November. To view all other events taking place visit the main Conference webpage.  Please note that attendance to this session is free with a full day Conference ticket for Saturday 26 November. 


Standard ticket: £50 (plus VAT)
BRF member ticket: £40 (plus VAT)
Pupil barrister, student and income bands 1 and 2:  £24 (plus VAT)
Pupil barrister, student and income bands 1 and 2 with BRF discount: £20 (plus VAT)

Please ensure you read our terms and conditions and privacy statement before booking. This event will be held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Please ensure you read our Zoom statement before booking.

This event is taking place as part of this year's Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference, view the full programme of events here.