Hacked: Managing Personal and Company Reputation Under Mandatory Reporting

Date:  Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Time:  4.30 for a 5pm start
Venue: Tower 2, 123 St Georges Terrace
Format: refreshments will be served afterwards
For more information and to express interest in attending, email events@kottgunn.com.au or ring 08 9483 0922

Download the Hacked Brochure for 7 February 2018 event

Cyber risk attracts a lot of headlines; it deserves to. Cyber is one of the most acute risks facing Australian businesses, and it is only going to increase as criminals get easier access to more sophisticated tools, and Australia’s mandatory databreach reporting begins in February 2018.

The law will apply to private organisations that have an annual turnover of more than $3 million, societies or associations and certain associations concerning the resolution of industrial disputes.   

A failure to notify, that is found to constitute a serious interference with privacy under the Privacy Act, may result in a fine of up to AU$360,000 for individuals or AU$1.8 million for organisations.

Cybersecurity is a leadership concern mainly due to the rapidly-evolving nature of cybercrime and its enormous costs, from financial through to reputational.

When breaches do happen, lawmakers and customers want accountability.

Have you and your senior management team / board thought about this issue and planned for it?

Prior to the introduction of the new cyber laws, join us to discuss how these changes could impact your reputation and brand, what preparations you can still make, and the future of cyber risk mitigation.

Our panel will discuss –
  • What does a company need to do from 22 February 2018 to comply with mandatory reporting requirements, and how might a poorly managed data breach have serious implications for the board?
  • How will the new law serve as a force for growth and innovation, encouraging organisations to adopt more rigorous data protection protocols and modernise their business practices for a data-driven world?
  • What can an organisation do to help protect their reputation in the event of a cyber breach, and how can trust be rebuilt following a public data-breach?
Our panellists –

Tom Darbyshire, Partner, Kott Gunning Lawyers

Daniel Coster, Associate, Kott Gunning Lawyers

Daniel is experienced in insurance law with a particular interest in the emerging area of cyber law.  He has published a number of articles on cyber risk/security and legislative developments affecting business in this area.

Kelly Butler, National Cyber Leader, Marsh Pty Ltd

Kelly oversees client advisory and placement services for cyber risk throughout Australia. Kelly also serves as the senior cyber advisor for Marsh’s largest clients.

Kelly has over 20 years insurance experience gained in Australia, New Zealand and the UK with the last 8 years spent designing financial lines insurance programs for large corporate and publicly listed clients. Kelly has extensive knowledge of Cyber, Directors and Officers Liability, Professional Indemnity, Crime insurances products.

Jamie Wilkinson, Director of Design and Digital, Cannings Purple

Jamie is one of Perth’s most credentialed corporate digital strategists. Having literally written the compliance book on social media for the BBC in the UK, he now runs WA’s first boardroom social and digital masterclass, and advises companies on digital transformation, campaigning and social governance.

This year he has presented at events hosted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), the International Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications Forum, and the Resilience Crisis Conference.

Members of the Governance Institute are invited to the briefing on Thursday, 8 February from 12.30 – 2pm at Kott Gunning Lawyers, Level 8, 140 St Georges Terrace. For more information and to register go to the Governance Institute WA events page.