A Practical Guide to IT Security

A Practical Guide To Law Firm It Security

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Course Overview

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into force in May 2018 and introduces the greatest changes to data protection legislation in 20 years.

It also produces the ideal opportunity for every business to examine their data protection and IT security.

This session is intended as an law firm IT security overview and a reminder to those working in legal practices to help ensure that you comply with the law and professional obligations, taking into account advice and guidance provided by the SRA.

During this bite-size session lecturer Robert Edwards will encourage viewers to:

  • Examine their data and assess its value
  • Assess the risks
  • Consider your business culture

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of your obligations in respect of GDPR
  • • Feel more confident when advising clients regarding data protection
  • • Have considered and received guidance on practical concerns such as encryption, users and passwords and practical local implementation such as email protocols

What is the target audience?

  • Suitable for all practitioners


About Instructor - Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards has a long history of providing legal training in criminal, immigration and mental health law.

Bob, now a law lecturer, started his legal career in the armed forces in counter intelligence before his 2nd career commenced in 1996. He has lectured extensively to students studying the ILEX, LLB and for CPE and LPC qualifications, trained the Legal Services Commission and Court Service as well as the RAF police force. Bob's forces career took him across the world advising on various Immigration and Criminal Law matters. He has a natural ability to explain the complex in simple terms.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


  • Quiz