Alan Chiu and Victoria Stanford delivered an In-House Counsel RME seminar titled “Lawyers and Technology: Issues, Risks and Challenges”, at our Mayer Brown conference centre on Wednesday 29 October 2014. Alan and Victoria kicked off the lunch seminar with an introduction that highlighted some of the risks and concerns associated with the use of technology in business and law firm practice. Alan and Victoria specifically covered some of the potential risk areas surrounding the use of computers, mobile devices, cloud computing and social media. In particular, Alan, who has a computer forensic background, illustrated how computers are vulnerable to different kinds of security threats by sharing real-life examples with the audience. To conclude the seminar, Alan and Victoria shared some risk management tips such as basic precautions to take at user level; adhering to robust IT and social media policies; handling prudent contracting with service providers; and proactive staff training.
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