2022 Intensive: Get cybersecurity ready

The 2022 CPD Intensive Series: Get cybersecurity ready

Cybersecurity is the most important issue facing businesses today. The ACT legal community has recently seen some serious cybersecurity attacks on firms and clients. It’s no longer a question of 'if' this happens to you or your clients, but 'when'. A cybersecurity breach can bring a business to its knees, and it can be almost impossible to recover if it's not handled well.  

Lawyers and law firms are now at the front of this cyberwar — being ‘cybersecurity-ready’ requires action from every type of lawyer, and involves almost every type of advice you will give to clients. Lawyers (both in-house and in private practice) need to not only understand how to protect themselves from a cyber-attack, and be resilient enough to recover, but also need to be equipped to advise clients on how to assess the risk, and take action themselves.  

This session will give you the tools to identify where you need to consider cybersecurity in your everyday legal work, where to start in preparing your business and/or clients for cybersecurity resiliency, and how to upskill yourself in cybersecurity issues. 

Annie Haggar, Strategic Partnerships Global Legal Lead, Accenture

Annie is the global legal lead for Accenture's Strategic Partnerships legal team. She was recently awarded General Counsel of the Year (Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021), Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year (Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards 2021) and Australian In House Counsel of the Year (Australasian Law Awards 2021). Prior to her current role, she spent 6 years as global legal counsel for Accenture's managed security business and regional counsel for Accenture Security. She helped Accenture Security bring world-leading cybersecurity services to Accenture's global clients. In her role she considered all legal aspects of providing and selling services to clients in the cybersecurity space, from developing new cybersecurity offerings and services, looking at the regulatory, strategic and business risks, to structuring a competitive way to bring these to the market. She served on the Council of the ACT Law Society in 2020-21 and is a regular speaker on cybersecurity issues and the law.  


  • This is an on-demand webinar you can watch at anytime - a link and password will be sent to you when you register. 
  • Members will earn 1.5 CPD point in core area 2
  • This event was recorded at The 2022 CPD Intensive Series, held on Tuesday March 8 and Wednesday March 9 2022
  • This recording will expire on 31 December 2022.
  • Online tickets: $44


Webinar ticket $44.00(GST incl.) Register



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