News / VIDEO: The New Normal, The New Legal: The Urgent Case for Cyber Security

This video replay is from the RELIANCE ACSN WEBINAR held on Thursday, 11th June 2020.

The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have caused all of us to change the way we work. The radical shift to home working has expanded and reshaped enterprises’ remote networks; this has become the ‘New Normal’ and, indeed, for law firms and others in this sector, the ‘New Legal’!

But behind this transformation lurk new vulnerabilities, which malign actors are only too happy to exploit.

Even before this pandemic, cyber attacks on the legal sector were spiralling. According to the latest report on the subject from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), 60% of law firms reported an information security incident, with some £11 million of client money stolen through cyber crime.

And with enterprise networks now stretched in all directions, the gaps are showing through, encouraging not only increased financial cyber crime, but incursions from nation states that wish to gain strategic and economic advantage, and hacktivists who target law firms to achieve political, economic or ideological ends.

This webinar’s panel of experts brings together wide experience and expertise from both legal and digital security specialisms, and explores the urgent new security challenges you face – and how you can best adapt to them.

Our panel of experts


Prior to joining Reliance acsn, Tarquin worked with many technology and other private sector companies, following a 30-year career as a senior diplomat focusing on national security policy, as well as in the military, and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Tarquin Folliss

Lucy Pegler
Director for technology, data protection and cyber security, Burges Salmon LLP

Lucy’s experience ranges from advising on international, multi-party technology outsourcings through to advising on the handling of enforcement action by the UK’s Information Commissioner. Lucy was recently recognised as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ for IT and Telecoms by Legal 500 and was noted for her data protection expertise.

Lucy Pegler

Information Security Manager, Linklaters LLP

Jon is an Information Security Manager with extensive experience of leading a team to deliver a robust Information Security programme, certified to ISO27001, protecting information systems and assets within a leading global law firm. He is a regular and well-connected speaker at industry events, and a member of the International Legal Technology Association ‘LegalSec’ steering committee.

Chief Solutions Officer

With over 25 years’ experience in cloud, security and managed services, Rob is a strategic security leader who has solved cyber security challenges for customers globally, including large corporates, telcos, and government installations. He has a passion for developing and implementing new ways of using technology to solve organisations’ cyber security issues.

Robin Vann Chief Solutions Officer
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