Kristal Allen & Randy Brunet Present on Cybersecurity at BC Aware Day

On January 30, 2018, MLT Aikins lawyers Kristal Allen and Randy Brunet presented at the 2018 BC Aware Day Conference in Vancouver on how companies can properly organize their efforts when facing possible cybersecurity breaches.

The presentation, titled “Legal Concerns: Preparing for and Facing your ‘Oh No!’ Cybersecurity Breach Moment,” was designed for executives and senior employees, in-house counsel and others who need to understand the legal aspects of preparing for and dealing with inevitable cybersecurity breaches. Kristal and Randy offered practical advice on developing a cybersecurity preparedness plan, building an incident response team, mandatory obligations for reporting a breach and who to call first in the event of a breach. After the presentation, workshop attendees received a cybersecurity legal preparedness checklist.

BC Aware Day is an annual, high-profile conference, dedicated to providing legal know-how when handling a potential cybersecurity attack. The full-day event, hosted by the local chapter of ISACA, features keynote and breakout sessions led by sought-after industry experts and cybersecurity professionals. MLT Aikins was a gold sponsor at this sold-out event.

About the Presenters                                                                           

Kristal Allen

Kristal Allen is a partner based in Calgary with a practice focused on information technology, life sciences & plant breeders’ rights, anti-spam (CASL) compliance and privacy.

Randy Brunet

Randy Brunet, a partner in the firm’s Regina office, practises in the areas of freedom of information, information technology, privacy and health care.

 BC Aware Day 2018

About the BC Aware Campaign

According to organizers, “ISACA Vancouver’s 2018 BC privacy & security awareness campaign entitled ‘The BC AWARE Campaign 2018’ is a sequel to the momentum and level of co-operation the industry achieved in February 2014 with the success of BC Privacy & Security Awareness Day.” The initiative aims to bring together “Industry, Government and Higher Education to raise public awareness and foster the growth and development of the security and privacy professions.”

Its mission is to unite the “information technology, IT security, privacy, governance, and risk assurance organizations in British Columbia by creating a major privacy and security awareness initiative that each participating organization can embrace as its own.”