Live Member Update: Cyber Security - Prevention & Response (G190716)

12:00pm Tuesday, 16 July 2019
1:00pm Tuesday, 16 July 2019
New South Wales: Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
New South Wales

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This is a free member update event delivered in a webinar format. 

“Cyber security risks are also growing, both in their prevalence and in their disruptive potential. Attacks against businesses have almost doubled in five years, and incidents that would once have been considered extraordinary are becoming more and more commonplace. The financial impact of cyber security breaches is rising, and some of the largest costs in 2017 related to ransomware attacks, which accounted for 64% of all malicious emails.” The Global Risk Report 2018, World Economic Forum

Join our two experts to discuss how to identify threats and have measures in place to face the increasing challenges from rapidly evolving technologies, interconnectivity and changing regulatory landscape.

Topics covered:

  • Cyber security framework - how does an organisation prevent an attack and respond in the event a threat becomes a reality?
  • Knowing your data and implications under the Notifiable Data Breach scheme if attacked
  • Cyber insurance - what does it cover and is it worthwhile?
  • Incident response - practical walk through of a plan identifying key steps and stages.

Registrations for this event closes on 16th July 9am AEST sharp. 


  • Anthony Smit, Cyber Manager, Sedgwick
  • Jacques Jacobs, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Read more about the Presenters
Anthony Smit

Anthony Smit
Cyber Manager

Anthony is the Cyber team leader at Sedgwick, the leading global provider of technology enabled claims management and risk solutions. He has over twenty years of experience across financial services and retail industries, specialising and focussing over the last few years on developing a comprehensive and professional cyber incident response solution.

Anthony and his team have managed hundreds of cyber claims including threats such as phishing, malware, ransomware, financial fraud, theft of intellectual property and cryptojacking. With each claim, the team delivered the highest standard of incident management, coordinating IT forensic specialists, legal support, brokers and insurers as well as bringing in experienced forensic accountants who quantify the impact to the client’s business.

The Sedgwick Cyber Specialist group is a network of global teams in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, UK, Africa, USA and South America.

Jacques Jacob

Jacques Jacobs
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Jacques Jacobs is a litigation and insurance lawyer based in Sydney.

Jacques advises local and overseas insurers on complex disputes and coverage issues. He focuses on financial lines with a particular focus on Directors & Officers, Professional Indemnity, Management Liability, Cyber and Warranty & Indemnity claims.

Jacques co-leads the cyber-insurance practice in Australia and specialises in Cyber Breach Response.

Jacques acts as defence counsel for company directors and financial professionals, such as accountants, auditors, stockbrokers and financial planners. His experience ranges from managing large multi-party litigation to regulatory and disciplinary hearings.

Jacques has experience in acting in employment practices claims, including in relation to discrimination complaints.

Jacques has assisted insurers with product development, including advice around policy drafting.


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