Cybersecurity

Increasingly, cybersecurity is a top of mind issue for organizations and senior management teams. Being prepared for a cyberattack, coupled with a well developed and tested cyber incident response plan is essential for minimizing the legal, financial and reputational risks arising from today’s cyber threats. The Miller Thomson Cybersecurity Team is focused where business leaders are focused—on practical and comprehensive solutions. Our Team possesses a unique blend of skills spanning various practice areas including privacy, litigation, insurance, financial services, corporate governance, crisis management, and technology law. Our goal is to work with clients to implement a 360° approach to creating, managing and maintaining a secure cyber environment in the face of escalating threats and legal requirements, and a shift in the duty of care for businesses and directors.

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Imran Ahmad authors Cybersecurity in Canada

LexisNexis has released Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management. Authored by Imran Ahmad, with contributions from Rosa Mauro, Lampros Stougiannos, and other industry experts, this publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the increasingly critical area of cybersecurity,...

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Imran Ahmad named to OBA section executives

Imran Ahmad has been named Vice-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Privacy and Access to Information Law Section executive for the 2017-2018 term. He will also serve on the Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law Section executive as a Member-at-Large. Executive members are responsible for facilitating learning, advocacy...

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Imran Ahmad speaks at Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit: Toronto

Imran Ahmad speaks on, “Leading Data Breach Cases over the Last Five Years … from a Legal Point of View” at the Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit: Toronto.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at 2017 Canadian Risk Forum Conference

Imran Ahmad speaks on the topic of “Risk Management 3.0: Emerging Risks ” at the 2017 Canadian Risk Forum Conference.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at CPA Canada’s Public Sector Conference

Imran Ahmad speaks at Canadian Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada’s Public Sector Conference on, “Best Practices for Cyber Incident Preparation and Response”.

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Imran Ahmad co-leads webinar on “Cybersecurity and Legal Compliance – How to Strike a Balance”

Imran Ahmad co-leads The Conference Board of Canada’s webinar on “Cybersecurity and Legal Compliance – How to Strike a Balance”.

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Imran Ahmad presents at the Canadian Electricity Association’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee Meeting

Imran co-presents on Balancing Effective Cyber-Security & Compliance at the Canadian Electricity Association’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee Meeting in Toronto.

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Kathryn Frelick speaks on cyber risk in the health sector

Kathryn Frelick presents on the subject of “Cyber Risk in the Health Sector” at the 2017 CLEAR Annual Educational Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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James Swanson speaks at the Privacy and Access Council of Canada

James Swanson presents “Vandals at the Gates – Selected Topics in Cyber Security” at the 2017 A World of Change conference apart of the National Privacy & Data Governance Congress, Privacy & Access Council of Canada. For more information, click...

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Imran Ahmad speaks at cyber security & intelligence conference

Imran Ahmad is a speaker at the 2017 International Cyber Security & Intelligence Conference (ICSIC). Miller Thomson clients are eligible to receive a 15% ticket discount before March 31, 2017. Contact us for the promo code.

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Imran Ahmad speaks on preparing for a cyberattack

Imran Ahmad presents “How to Be Prepared for a Cyberattack” (“Comment se préparer et répondre à une cyber-attaque”) for the Canadian Bar Association – Québec Branch.

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David Schnurr presents Privacy Law seminar to OMIA

David Schnurr presents a Privacy Law seminar on the Digital Privacy Act amendments to the Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Access to Information Act, and a 2016 CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation) Update, to members...

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Risk Management for Accountants

Miller Thomson LLP hosts a Smart Practices for Regulated Professionals Series starting on October 3, 2013. This complimentary session is specifically designed to help accountants mitigate the liability issues they face in their advisory role. While accountants pay very close...

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What GDPR Means for Canadian Businesses

The European Union’s (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), which comes into force in May 2018, will impose significant new obligations on businesses that handle the personal data of EU residents.  What is unique is that the GDPR applies...

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The Growing Importance of Privacy Compliance in Transactions

Increasingly, a key asset that organizations hold is the sensitive data they collect, use and retain about their customers, employees, and suppliers. It is therefore no surprise that data security and privacy compliance have become a top of mind consideration...

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Prepare for an attack: lessons learned from Verizon-Yahoo ordeal

Plant Magazine

As hackers become more sophisticated, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” companies will be targeted by cyber criminals.

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Imran Ahmad quoted in The Globe and Mail on WannaCry cyberattack

The Globe and Mail, "Canada spared worst of the cyberattack but full extent still unknown"

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Overview of privacy laws in Canada: What you should know

Cyber Security Practitioner

Imran Ahmad evaluates how the privacy law landscape operates in Canada, how this relates to cyber security, and the new mandatory breach notification requirements being introduced by the Digital Privacy Act, which has significantly amended the Personal Information Protection and...

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Companies need to plan for handling a cybersecurity breach

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business

Our shift to a digital society has seen the emergence of a new kind of crime: stealing data and attacking company networks, whether for financial gain, to send a political message, or sometimes simply to prove a point.

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U.S. case spotlights cyber coverage

The Lawyers Weekly

This article originally appeared in the March 24, 2017 issue of The Lawyers Weekly. In 2016, “cyber” had increased prominence in the minds of organizations and with good reasons. “Hacking” not only made the headlines because of allegations that hackers were interfering with the U.S....

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Cybersecurity Now Part of Due Diligence Process

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Imran Ahmad discusses cybersecurity effect on class action litigation

Canadian Lawyer Magazine, " The era of no excuses"

General counsel are taking on a larger role in protecting corporate data. With class action lawsuits threatening valuations of entire industries, they have no choice. Just two days after Christmas this past December, an American company called E-Sports Entertainment Association went...

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Imran Ahmad comments on cybersecurity regulations in Financial Post

Financial Post, "New York's new financial cyber security laws have Canadian experts taking note"

Last week, New York State’s new cyber security requirements for financial institutions came into full effect, including mandatory minimum standards for protecting customer data for firms that fall under the state financial watchdog’s purview.

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Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management

Authored by Imran Ahmad and published by LexisNexis Canada, this book addresses cybersecurity threats and the best practices that companies can incorporate to guard against such threats. Contributors include Miller Thomson lawyers Rosa Mauro and Lampros Stougiannos.

 

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