GDPR & Cyber Security training

Cyber Security Awareness training for barristers and chambers staff: Countering the threat

Date:   Thursday 18 October 2018, 17:00 - 19:00

Location:   The Bar Council, London 

Booking:  Registration closed

Many chambers are unaware of the consequences of cyber-attacks until they happen. Impacts of cyber-attacks include anything from commercial losses to data protection breaches to other liabilities, and these can be severe. Often, targeted chambers are found to have failed to protect against these attacks, which creates reputational risks for the set and for the Bar as a whole. This training will identify ways to protect you and your chambers against cyber-attacks, as well as how to detect scams early.

Following the training, you will be able to:

  • Defend yourself against cyber attacks
  • Understand information disclosure on social networks including chambers and personal data theft
  • Understand and identity how hackers can easily access sensitive information
  • Understand wireless network security; mobile and tablet security
  • Understand how to secure home devices
  • Understand security of transferring data to various devices, known as Internet of Things (IoT), and
  • How to spot social engineering 

The training will be followed by question and answer session and examples to demonstrate how easily hackers can steal vital information.

Trainer:   Tony Gee, Pen Test Partners 

Tony has been working in IT security for over 13 years both as a security consultant at Friends Life and, more recently, for the technology provider for the world leading Oyster system in London.

Tony speaks widely on computer security and security awareness and takes pleasure in helping staff understand the risks to their online presence and how to respond to the threats to better protect themselves, their family and the business.

Pen Test Partners featured on the TV show, Panorama. To view please click here.

Training cost and booking

BRF subscribers Non-BRF Subscribers Chamber staff/Clerks Registration
£150 plus VAT £200 plus VAT £150 plus VAT Registration Closed 

If you would like to pay the Bar Representation Fee, please contact the Services Department.

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GDPR training for barristers and chambers staff

Date:  Thursday 20 September 2018, 17:00 - 19:30

Location:  The Bar Council, London 

Trainer:  Shobana Iyer, Barrister, Member of the Bar Council IT Panel and the Bar Representation Committee

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Booking: Registration ended 

On Friday 25 May 2018 the GDPR came into effect. However, some barristers are still struggling to understand what they should do to gain full compliance. Although the noise around fines has died down the threat is still present and even more so with the legislation now in place. In order to assist barristers with compliance and maintain the Bar Council's core values of excellence and integrity this Workshop has been specifically designed for barristers. However, Clerks and Chambers' Staff will also benefit from attending.

This workshop is to guide you on how to understand and clarify your roles and responsibilities, by covering the following:

  • Introduction to GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018
  • Key definitions under GDPR
  • Chambers/Barristers/Solicitors -roles in processing data
  • Definitions of the six GDPR principles
  • Lawful bases for fair processing 
  • Lawful processing of special categories of personal data
  • Fair processing notices, Controller to Processor requirements
  • The rights of data subjects
  • Subject access requests
  • Security obligations 
  • Data minimisation/data retention
  • International transfers of data
  • Data Breaches and how to handle them 

The training will be delivered by a member of the Bar Council IT Panel Committee Shobana Iyer. Who will provide an overview of your data protection obligations and responsibilities.

Attendees will learn how to risk assess and improve current practices. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A to identify and address key areas of concern, in a group setting.

Who is this training suitable for?

This training will cover practical scenarios aimed at practicing barristers, clerks and chambers staff.

Training cost and booking

BRF subscribers Non-BRF Subscribers Chambers staff/Clerks Registration
£150 plus VAT £200 plus VAT £150 plus VAT

Registration Closed 

If you would like to pay the Bar Representation Fee, please contact the Services Department.

Further Information 

Please ensure your read the  terms and conditions and privacy statement before booking.

We can offer this training in-chambers, including those chambers on circuit. Please contact  Training and Events for information on dates and pricing.