Cybercrime law aims to prevent cybercrime and keep the people (and their countries) safe from criminals, terrorists, and other states who commit cybercrime. With the rise of internet connectivity, more people are on the internet. With more people on the internet, cybercrimes are also bound to increase. As a result, many countries are introducing laws (like the Cybercrimes Bill). Attending a Cybercrime Law Workshop will develop your understanding of these laws.
The Cybercrimes Bill has serious practical implications for everyone, including all internet users. Unfortunately, the impact is mostly negative and very concerning. Find out what those implications are and what it means for you. The Cybercrimes Bill also places obligations on financial institutions and ECSPs (electronic communications service providers).
We offer a seminar, webinar, workshop, or executive briefing on this topic presented by an expert with practical experience.
- Know what cybercrime law is and what the Cybercrimes Bill in particular covers.
- Understand who could commit a crime, and what obligations you have under the law.
- Determine what actions you need to take now and in the future and how Michalsons can help you.
Our half day Cybercrime Law Workshop will provide insight into how the Cybercrimes Bill may affect you and your organisation.
Our next public cybercrime law workshops.
- Cape Town: 6 March 2019 from 09:00-13:00. Book your seat.
- Johannesburg: 13 March 2019 from 09:00-13:00. Book your seat.
If you’d like to attend a public workshop on this topic but we have not yet set dates (or the location or dates don’t suit you), send us an email asking us to set a date in your city. One delegate costs R3,012 ex VAT. Two or more delegates qualify for a 10% discount. We will serve lunch and refreshments. We limit delegate numbers, so bookings are done on a first come, first served basis. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you if you do not think you received value.
We also offer tailored private events that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you. If you cannot attend these cybercrime law workshops, you may be interested in attending a cybercrime law webinar.
The Cybercrime Law workshop is broken down into modules. Please email us and ask for the programme if you would like details.
- Understand the need for cybercrimes law is necessary by discussing practical examples of cybercrimes.
- Understand the role cybercrimes plays in relation to protecting privacy by looking at its relationship with data protection.
- See the big picture by getting a general overview of the global framework and perspective (including the Cybercrimes Bill).
- Know the key concepts by getting an in-depth overview of the latest version of the Cybercrimes Bill.
- Understand the purpose of the Cybercrimes Bill.
- Develop a broad understanding by looking at the overlap with other key laws (like data protection law and common law crimes).
- Be up-to-date on the status of the Cybercrimes Bill by examining at the timeline of the Cybercrimes Bill.
The offences in the Cybercrimes Bill
- Understand the consequences of committing cybercrimes are by finding out what new crimes have been created.
- Determine which crimes can apply to your organisation by examining specific cybercrimes (such as data crimes and malicious communications).
- Find out how the Bill impacts on the roles of the courts by looking at the effects the Bill has on jurisdiction.
Law enforcement and their powers
- Determine the effect on enforcement of cybercrimes by understanding how Standing Operating Procedures operate.
- Assess the Bills impact on the interception of communications by examining the overlap with interception laws (like RICA).
- Find out how you can admit evidence by looking at how the Bill impacts electronic evidence.
- Know how the Bill impacts you by determining if you an ECSP or a financial institution.
- Determine what you need to do by finding out what your cybercrime obligations are.
Structures in the Cybercrimes Bill
- Work out which authorities can assist you by looking at the new structures the Cybercrimes Bill creates.
Actions to take
- Identify the actions that need to be taken by considering the impact the Bill has on your organisation.
- Work out how to manage the actions being done by looking at tools that can help.
- Get buy-in from your governing body by briefing them on the Cybercrimes Bill.
We will provide attendees with:
- a copy of the Cybercrimes Bill
- a copy of our Quick Guide to the Cybercrimes Bill
- a copy of our Table of Cybercrimes
- a link to an electronic copy of our presentation.
- Compliance officers – to effectively comply with the Cybercrimes Bill.
- Legal or regulatory advisors – (corporate lawyers or in-house lawyers) – to provide good legal advice on cybercrime issues.
- Information Security officers and managers – to ensure that you understand your obligations.
- Forensic investigators – to lawfully gather evidence and assist with the prosecution of cybercrime.
- Members of law enforcement and investigators – to understand how to enforce the Cybercrimes Bill.
- Risk officers and managers – to manage cyber-related risks.
- IT Governance officers – to ensure governance is in line with the offences.
- IT professionals – to ensure they lawfully deal with various software and hardware tools.
- IT vendors – to ensure they are not selling tools that can be used to commit offences.
- Anyone tasked with cybercrime protection – to perform your role effectively.
Cyber criminals and terrorists are NOT welcome. We’ll hold a separate special event just for them.
- Service providers – anyone who may be an ECSP
- Electronic Communications Providers – to understand their responsibilities
- ISPs – anyone who could be an internet service provider
- Financial institutions (including banks) – to understand their responsibilities
- Insurance providers – to understand their responsibilities
- Civil rights groups – to understand the impact on civil rights, like privacy and freedom of expression
- Media companies – to stop journalists from committing cyber crimes
- Direct marketers – to know how not to commit cyber crimes
We have a pool of experienced and practical presenters, including:
- attorneys from Michalsons and other firms,
- international lawyers from the Lexing Network,
- industry or subject matter experts.
We will ensure the presenters are the best people to present the course depending on the type of course, the date, the specific issues and the attendees. Sometimes, there will be one presenter, others multiple speakers. Our presenters are currently helping many people understand the practical impact of cybercrime laws (especially the Cybercrimes Bill) on their organisations. They help them to comply with information law and implement effective compliance projects and programmes. They have also presented many times on the topic to thousands of people. They have years of practical experience applying their knowledge to organisations to help them grow and avoid legal problems, difficulties, and disputes.
- We have significant practical experience dealing with this specific area.
- Our sessions are interactive – you are able to ask questions, have your specific issues dealt with, and influence the discussion-points.
- Our sessions are tailored to the attendees – we ask you questions in advance so that we know what your issues are and your existing level of knowledge.
- We do not give sales pitches, which is unfortunately so often what speakers do.
- We provide insight and simplify the issues, which can only be done after practically applying laws to real business issues.
- We empower you and do not try to entrench ourselves in your organisation.
- We cover the same ground in one day, rather than two. This saves you time and money. We tell you what you need to know, not everything.
We provide the Cybercrime Law Workshop in different formats. Public and private sessions can last for anything from 45 minutes, half a day or a full day. We also provide eCourses that can be done via the Internet at your convenience. We welcome enquiries for more information and details.
Our public events are at various venues around the world. We choose venues that are central and easy to get to, that have adequate parking, good food, and that ensure you are comfortable. We are also happy to give the cybercrimes law workshop or executive briefing at your venue.