The internet and the law: Cyber security

Course ID ID16053_BUS

  • Online
  • 2
  • Intermediate

The cyber-security landscape is constantly changing andit is crucial for lawyers to remain on top of the legal impact of these changes.

Dr Omaru Maruatona, cyber-strategist and Fabian Horton, legal technology expert, will explain how to properly navigate the current cyber-security landscape.

The technical and legal aspects of cyber-security will be discussed and analysed, including cyber-security issues and justifying cyber-security expenditure.

Prior to purchase please see the information below for system requirements.

College of Law Alumni and Law Society Members receive a 10% discount on the price.


Full Price $240.00

Alumni/Member Price $216.00


Start date:

01 April 2016

End date:

30 June 2017

About This Course


Topics include:

Part 1: Essential cyber-security issues

  • An introduction to cyber-security: the  emergence of security as a key issue in technology
  • The information technology principles: confidentiality, integrity and availability
  • Cyber-threat actors: what and who are they?
  • Cyber-legals: jurisdications, case studies and ethics
  • Responses to cyber-security breaches
  • Justifying cyber security expenditure for boards

Part 2: Understanding and justifying cyber-security expenditure

  • The latest statistics on the cyber-market and losses incurred due to cyber-attacks
  • Professional responsibility requirements for cyber-security investments
  • Costs and benefits of an Information Security management System

Designed for

This seminar complies with the mandatory requirements of either Professional Skills, Substantive Law and Practice Management or Business Skills.



Omaru Maruatona

Dr Omaru Maruatona

Omaru is a Consultant and Researcher and has worked in Academics, Financial services and Consultancy for over 5 years. 

Omaru is currently a Senior consultant with a global consultancy firm and specialises in Cyber strategy, governance and management. Omaru is also a Research Fellow at the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) where his areas of research are Machine Learning, Data Mining and Cyber Security. 

Fabian Horton

Fabian Horton

Fabian Horton is a lecturer at the College of Law, Melbourne, Australia. Fabian is a solicitor with extensive experience in legal technologies, online legal applications and social media. He has acted in a variety of legal positions, both in government and private practice and he now operates his own private virtual firm. Fabian is currently undertaking his PhD researching how technology influences the way people view and interact with the law. Fabian is the foundation chairperson of the Technology and the Law Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria.


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