Cyber-security safeguarding: digital trends, threats and strategies

  • Location: Anderson Strathern, Capital Square, 58 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BP
  • Subject: Cyber-security safeguarding: digital trends, threats and strategies
  • Date: 15 May 2024
  • Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Cyber-security safeguarding: digital trends, threats and strategies

Are you aware of the cyber-security vulnerabilities that could jeopardise your business? Don’t fall victim to these potential exploits!

In today’s hyper-connected world, cyber-threats are increasingly prevalent in the business landscape. This presents ever-evolving challenges to organisations of all sizes.

Anderson Strathern’s Douglas McLachlan and Acumen Cyber’s Kevin Robertson explored the important steps businesses should take to prevent a data breach. They also covered the toolkit needed to decrease the risk of a breach occurring in the first place, and to minimise the impact in the event of the worst-case scenario.

The duo discussed:

  • Cyber security vulnerabilities and potential exploits your business could be at risk from
  • Technology trends and advancements
  • High profile case studies, demonstrating the potential costs businesses face when failing to implement sufficient defensive measures
  • How you can prepare your business to prevent the costs of a data breach
  • What you need to consider including in your organisation’s cyber-attack response plan

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Meet the speakers

Douglas McLachlan, Partner at Anderson Strathern

Douglas McLachlan leads the Data & Technology Team at Anderson Strathern. He advises clients in relation to UK GDPR, freedom of information and privacy issues as well as on all aspects of Intellectual Property / Information Technology law. He has been certified by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Cyber Security. He regularly advises on IT contracts and on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property.

Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Public Procurement Law, Douglas helps public bodies design and run successful procurement exercises. He also supports private sector tenderers who bid for these contracts.

Sharing the benefits of his extensive knowledge and experience, Douglas has acted as an online tutor for the Edinburgh University LL.M in Innovation, Technology and the Law.

Kevin Robertson, Chief Operating Officer at Acumen Cyber

Kevin Robertson, a seasoned pro with a decade of network engineering and Cyber Security expertise, serves as Acumen Cyber’s Chief Operating Officer, establishing and leading its security operations centre. He’s adept at curating industry-leading partnerships and products to offer innovative cyber security solutions.

At Cisco, he supported Qatar’s critical national infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Kevin improved Rolls-Royce’s Cyber Security as a security architect, implementing Azure security and incident response processes. With a Royal Air Force background, he’s a sought-after professional dedicated to safeguarding critical systems. When he is not doing all things cyber security, he can be found on the golf course.

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