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Defending Against the Insider Threat

LegalTech Talks live 8th December 2020 at 13:00 (GMT).

This session will explore the authentic nature of risk, which will focus on user behaviour, the internal security culture and delve deeper into insider threats. The Panel explore how an awareness of insider risk, including human error, supports the overall strategy for firm resilience.   

Discussion points: 

  • Mitigating the risk of human error in law firms
  • Preventing your greatest assets from becoming your greatest liabilities
  • Protecting confidential client data to reduce operational risk and remain competitive
  • Identifying insider vulnerabilities across all business areas
  • Navigating the unique compliance challenges that Covid-19 has brought, and the changes in legislation.


Peter Wright, Managing Director & Solicitor
Digital Law UK (Chair)

Peter Wright is a Solicitor and leading expert in Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Social Media Law. As Managing Director of DigitalLawUK, he advises clients from across the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America and has a strong following in the creative and digital sector. Clients include professional services firms, financial services and international retailers.

Shortlisted in the 2016 Law Society Excellence Awards, DigitalLawUK is the only specialist law firm in the UK to provide advice solely on Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Social Media Law and E – Commerce, advising corporate clients on the conduct of their business online. Through the innovative use of a smartphone Apps, a Podcast, social media and interactive training & education, DigitalLawUK has pioneered the use of technology to market and deliver legal services to its clients.

Prior to opening DigitalLawUK in 2014, Peter Wright advised HM Government on Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act matters. He is presently Chair of the Law Society’s Technology & Law Reference Group and is the Law Society Council Member for Yorkshire.

A sought-after speaker, Peter Wright has led seminars or spoken at numerous Conferences and events including the British Legal Technology Forum, the European Legal Cyber Security Forum, the London Law Expo, the Policy-UK Forum, the International Festival of Business and Chambers of Commerce. He regularly speaks at events for the Law Society and also for practitioner groups; including the Commerce and Industry Group, the Risk and Compliance Conference, the Law Management Section and the Sole Practitioners Group. He has also presented for Local Law Societies including Sheffield, Manchester, Exeter and Leeds. He has presented internationally for the European Young Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Hardwiring Freedom at Internet Days and at CPDP Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Brussels Conference 2017.

Peter is author of the Law Society Cyber Security Toolkit and hosts the DigitalLawUK podcast. You can follow Peter on Twitter at @DigitalLawUK and follow his blog at You can also download the DigitalLawUK App free for the iPhone.

Dee Pang, Chief Information Security Officer 
Slaughter and May

Dee has been the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Slaughter and May since the beginning of 2018 and prior to that, was the manager of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s global cyber security function.

Dee has extensive experience in all aspects of building and operating information security programmes. This has included the design, deployment and operation of cyber security technologies, business continuity planning, and governance to ensure technical and administrative security controls work as intended.

Jon Segger, Information Security Manager

Jon Segger is Information Security Manager at Linklaters LLP, based in London.

Jon has 20 years’ experience working in the legal sector, many of these focussed on information security.


Martyn Styles, Head of Information Security
Bird & Bird LLP

An IT professional with many years’ experience in security, networking, desktop and server management.  Martyn has been employed in information security roles for over twelve years and can claim experience of many types of corporate computer security incidents.

He has extensive experience of the legal industry and  travelled to many international offices to review their security as part of ISO27001 audits.

Key Disciplines: Cyber security, computer forensics, workstation & server security, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, ITIL v3 Certified, security policy design, patch management, anti-malware management, penetration testing and vulnerability analysis, server management, disaster recovery, client security audits, third party vendor security assessments.

Tony Pepper, Co-Founder and CEO
Egress Software Technologies

Co-founder of Egress, Tony currently serves as CEO, overseeing all aspects of business growth and innovation. Prior to Egress, Tony held executive management positions at Reflex Magnetics, Pointsec Mobile Technologies, and Check Point Software Technologies.

A frequent technology and industry speaker, Tony holds a Bachelor of Politics degree, a Software Engineering Master’s and is a certified BCS Fellow. Tony sits on industry committees including Intellect’s Government Management and Defence & Security Groups.


Our vision is for a connected world in which people communicate efficiently and securely. To achieve this, we provide human layer security to protect individual users

and stop breaches before they happen. Our patented technologies are built using leading-edge contextual machine learning and powerful encryption that mitigate modern risks in ways that other solutions simply can’t achieve.

Today, we provide intelligent email security and collaboration solutions that prevent accidental and intentional breaches, protect sensitive data, and equip CISOs and their teams with the detailed reporting required for compliance purposes.

Egress is headquartered in London, with regional offices in the UK, the US, Canada and the Netherlands.


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