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BCKR holds webinars open to all its members two or three times a month. Subjects covered include informed guidance on the application and appointment process, the personal experience of current and former lawyers who have been successful in this field, headhunters who specialise in trustee and board appointments, sympathetic chairmen, senior NEDs and trustees, and areas of general interest for lawyers wishing to expand their horizons.

When it is appropriate to do so, BCKR will consider re-instating some breakfast events at the offices of JM Finn, but will of course continue with remote participation via webinar. Our full events programme for the current and previous terms can be viewed here and recordings of our webinars for our members can be found in News & Views.  Please get in touch if you wish to find out how to join these sessions.

Our events are usually held at the offices of JM Finn, 4 Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5TA. BCKR remains very grateful to JM Finn for their continuing support.

Live webinar: Cyber security in the age of Covid-19 with Malcolm Sparkes

Malcolm Sparkes
Date & Time
Monday 20 July 2020 - 09.30

Members will be aware that the Covid 19 crisis had been accompanied by an increase in high profile cyber attacks that can cripple a business, whether in terms of reputation or operations. Boards have responsibility to keep their systems secure, and non-execs have a duty to ensure that management are doing just that.  This session will shed light on the sorts of cyber security risks companies (and law firms) will be exposed to in the age of Covid 19 and how boards should be preparing.

Malcolm was until recently a senior civil servant having spent over 30 years in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He specialised in protecting high value state assets across the globe. Malcolm has an extensive knowledge of security issues with a particular expertise in security governance, leadership and insider risk and the practical measures which can be applied to mitigate it. He remains a senior security adviser to the UK Government and now works for Blacksmiths.

Blacksmiths Group is a boutique security consultancy with extensive experience in defending high-value information, assets and people, using skills gained in government and industry. It uses its advanced technical research and development skills, insight into the nature of human vulnerabilities and unique understanding of sophisticated hostile actors to assist its clients.