Cyber crime and security 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 using 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 and Cybersecurity Bill).
It has serious practical implications for everyone, including all internet users. Unfortunately, the impact is mostly negative and frankly scary. Find out if you do and what it means for you. The Cyber Bill also places obligations on financial institutions, ECSPs (or electronic communications service providers) and those who have a Critical Information Infrastructure (CII). These are defined broadly and you may well be an ECSP or have a CII without realising it.
We offer a seminar, webinar, workshop, or executive briefing on this topic presented by an expert with practical experience.
Cyber Crime Law Public Workshops
Our full day workshop will provide insight into how Cyber Crime laws will impact you and your organisation. The cost of one delegate is R3, 920 (excluding VAT). Our next public workshops:
- Cape Town: 5 September 2017 from 09:00-16:00. Book your seat.
- Johannesburg: 7 September 2017 from 09:00-16:00. Book your seat.
Two or more qualifies for a 10% discount. 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 can also present the workshop directly to your organisation. If you’d like to find out more about in-house workshops please contact us.
- Know what cyber crime and security law is and what the Cyber Bill in particular covers.
- Understand who could commit a crime, what ECSPs must do, and what it means if you have a CII.
- Apply your knowledge and understanding to influence the legislative process and plan for the commencement of the Bill.
What do we cover?
The workshop is broken down into modules. Please email us and ask for the Cyber Law Workshop Programme if you would like details.
- Why is the cybercrime law is important.
- A general overview of the global framework and perspective (including the Cyber Bill).
- The overlaps with other laws (like data protection law and common law crimes).
- The timeline and what you need to do when.
- What is the impact on an Electronic Communications Service Provider (ECSP)? Many people do not realise that they are one, and that the law places many obligations on them.
- Whether you could have a Critical Information Infrastructure (CII)? What does it mean if you do?
- Access to information and the surveillance of online activities.
- Why you are a cyber criminal. The new offences created by the Cyber Bill.
- The impact on the processing of any data (including personal information).
- Does it limit the freedom of speech? The impact on journalism and communications.
- The impact on the use by IT professionals of legitimate hardware and software tools.
- Who enforces the Cyber Bill? The new structures the Cyber Bill creates.
- The role of the courts and the jurisdiction for the Cyber Bill crimes.
- Admissibility of electronic evidence, information sharing, and agreements with foreign states.
- How to brief your board on the impact.
- Our insights and possible actions to take.
We will provide attendees with:
- a copy of the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill
- a copy of our Quick Guide to the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill
- a copy of our Table of Cybercrimes
- a copy of our Table of Cyber Structures
- a link to an electronic copy of our presentation.
Organisations that should attend?
- Service Providers – anyone who may have critical data or infrastructure, or be an ECSP
- Electronic Communications Providers – to understand their responsibilities
- ISPs – anyone who could be an electronic communications service provider
- Financial Institutions (including banks) – because they may be an ECSP or have a CII
- Insurance providers – because they may be an ECSP or have a CII
- Law enforcement agencies – to enforce the Cyber Bill
- The Judiciary – to understand the new law
- Media groups – to assess the impact Cyber the Bill has on freedom of speech and journalism
- Civil Rights Groups – to understand the impact on civil rights, like privacy and freedom of expression
People who should attend and why?
- Compliance officers – to effectively comply with the Cyber Bill.
- Legal advisers – (corporate lawyers or in-house lawyers) – to provide good legal advice on cybercrime issues.
- Anyone tasked with cyber security or crime – to perform your role effectively.
- Information Security officers – to secure the organisation’s information.
- Forensic Investigators – to lawfully gather evidence and assist with the prosecution of cybercrime.
- Magistrates, judges and prosecutors – to deal with cybercrime.
- Members of law enforcement and investigators – to enforce the Cybercrimes Bill.
- Risk Officers and Managers – to manage cyber-related risks.
- Journalists – to avoid committing cybercrime.
- 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.
Cyber criminals and terrorists are NOT welcome. We’ll hold a separate special event just for them.
Who is the presenter?
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 cyber crime and security laws (especially the Cyber 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.