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European Legal Security Forum 2016 – Conference Report

More than 500 senior executives from the world of law and legal technology attended NetLaw Media’s inaugural European Legal Security Forum 2016 (ELSF), held in London on the 8th July 2016.

With more than 30 presentations across two stages, and 35 leading security-related suppliers to the legal profession exhibiting at the event, the day was packed full of advice and practical guidance for law firms seeking to minimise their risk of a security breach.

Preparing for a cyber-attack

Law firms are increasingly being targeted by sophisticated cyber criminals. And, while technology can play a vital role in protecting firms from attack, the importance of people and processes should not be underestimated.

There is now almost an established tradition at NetLaw Media’s IT-focused events: Raj Samani, EMEA chief technology officer for Intel Security, takes to the stage and comprehensively spooks the assembled audience about current cyber-security risks. It was therefore fitting that Samani was one of the first speakers at the inaugural NetLaw Media European Legal Security Forum (ELSF), held in London in July.

On this occasion, Samani provided an update regarding the growing threat from ransomware – specifically, CryptoWall 3. This, he explained, had now generated revenues in excess of US$325 million for cybercriminals, by encrypting users’ computer files and forcing them to pay a ransom before access to those files is restored.

Read the full 11 page ‘European Legal Security Forum 2016’ Conference Report by Richard Parnhan