Training & Events

Cyber security and protecting your business

Andrew Perry, 2020

Cyber attacks are increasing across all sectors and becoming more sophisticated. Are you protected? Laura Irvine (Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP) explores the threats and the simple steps organisations can take to protect themselves online.

It’s vital for all organisations to be aware both of the threats of cybercrime and also the simple steps that can be taken to minimise the risk of financial loss, which don’t require technical expertise but can be learned through this immersive Business Briefing. During the session, and using real examples, Laura will address:

  • What hackers are doing and the damage that email compromise can cause
  • What help you should seek and obtain should you be hacked
  • Non-technical steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim
  • How you can miminise the risk of financial loss

Please note that our Business Briefings are designed to provide completely up-to-date information so topic details within each session may change to reflect this.

Ideal if… you look after your culture organisation’s IT and/or HR set ups – no technical expertise required!

Meet the trainer

Laura Irvine

Partner, Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP

Passionate about data protection, privacy and information law, Laura was part of the only legal team in the UK to have successfully overturned a data breach fine imposed under the old Data Protection Act 1998. She has been a solicitor since 1999 and was a prosecutor in a previous life.

Laura advises clients across all sectors on how to work with what is now known as the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. She wrote the GDPR Guide for the Law Society of Scotland, is accredited as a specialist in data protection law by them and chairs their privacy committee.  Laura is also a director of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and a co-founder of Protectors of Data Scotland (PODs), a Meet Up group of ‘data protection geeks’.



Date: Coming soon
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Free for members,
£35 +VAT for non-members (Culture)
Category: Business Briefing


Laura Irvine



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