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Latest Case

Advising on tech company IPOs July 6, 2018

Silicon Valley-based technology company Pivotal Systems launched an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 2 July 2018. The IPO raised $53.5 million, placing the value of the specialist … Continued

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Maddocks acts on major mining acquisition July 17, 2018

Tuesday 17 July 2018 Law firm Maddocks has advised Consolidated Mining & Civil Pty Ltd (CMC) on its purchase of 100 percent of Benagerie Gold Pty Ltd, which holds the Benagerie mining lease, from Havilah … Continued

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NSW Crown land reforms have commenced – what do local councils need to know? July 18, 2018

The majority of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2018. The Act significantly reforms the use and management of Crown land in NSW. This article provides an overview of the key reforms, … Continued

Cyber and Data Resilience

The concept of ‘cyber resilience’ is one that recognises the need for any organisation to plan, be prepared for and recover quickly from a data breach or malicious cyber attack, whatever the cause, source or motive.

Cyber and Data Resilience is not just an IT issue but affects almost all aspects of an organisation’s activities. Accordingly, the Maddocks Cyber and Data Resilience team advises clients on all aspects of the cyber resilience life cycle.

Our aim is to work with our clients to ensure they are Cyber and Data Resilient, whilst being prepared to effectively respond to an attack. We take a ‘whole of business’ approach, working collaboratively with key stakeholders across business units and helping to embed a high privacy culture within an organisation.

We regularly advise on:

  • regulatory compliance under applicable legislation including the Corporations Act, the Privacy Acts and the Australian Consumer Law. We also assist in understanding how guidance issued by regulators such as Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority give further content to the legislation, including guidance specific to particular industry sectors
  • information audits and identifying applicable cyber and information security standards and risk assessment frameworks, including the Australian Signals Directorate’s ‘Essential Eight’, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s ‘Cyber Security Framework’, the ISO/IEC 27000 series standards and security controls and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
  • all facets of cyber-related ICT procurement, including ensuring that the right questions are asked in the approach-to-market phase, vetting supply chains for risk issues, undertaking due diligence on corporate structures and the potential for changes of ownership or control, and drafting and negotiating cloud services agreements
  • internal policies and procedures and ensuring they are up to date. For example, we can prepare data breach notification plans to assist your organisation to comply with the mandatory data breach laws
  • development, co-design and/or roll out of education and training materials for your organisation’s staff and key stakeholders in areas such as privacy compliance, cyber and data security legal framework, IT procurement and cloud computing contracting.

Our lawyers take a keen interest in staying at the forefront of Australian government policy and international developments in cyber security, as well as approaches to cyber governance and regulation in South East Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific region.

Our team includes experts in communications, technology, employment, corporate advisory, dispute resolution and public law.

We regularly write about cyber and data resilience issues on our TechKnowChat blog.

See also our Technology sector page and our Technology, Media & Telecommunications services page.