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SRM delivers Managing Cyber Threat lecture to City lawyers

Written by SRM

8th June 2015

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Last month, Tom Fairfax, Managing Director of Security Risk Management Ltd joined forces with Robert Newcombe, Barrister with Dere Street Barristers, to deliver a talk on Managing Cyber Threat. The event took place in Church Court Chambers near Lincolns Inn, London, with the speakers addressing an audience containing a number of leading barristers and solicitors in their fields.

Tom Fairfax talked on practical ways to manage the cyber environment while Rob, who specialises in cyber cases, provided the legal perspective. This lecture combination was first delivered by Tom and Rob in November 2012.

Tom Fairfax said: “It was noted by several people, that whilst the practical cyber environment has changed significantly over the past 3 years, the legal position is relatively unchanged. While this might be evidence of excellent drafting of legislation, it also highlights a challenge for society based on the fact that the technological environment is evolving so much faster than the control and governance environment we have created to manage it.

“There has also been a significant shift in emphasis from perimeter protection to incident response over the past decade, acknowledging the fact that organisations increasingly see cyber incidents as issues that must be managed rather than things which can be avoided.”