Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas (2BR) is the co-author of Cyber Security: Law and Practice (LexisNexis: 2019) and Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: International Legal and Regulatory Challenges (Bloomsbury: 2019). Sam sits on the Bar Council IT Panel and is Vice Chair of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers. Sam’s practice encompasses advocacy and advice in cyber compliance and regulatory law, for which he was recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, 2021-2023.

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Cyber resilience: learning from the past, present and future

Not one to say, ‘I told you so,’ Sam Thomas continues his cyber series with the key learnings from the major supply chain attack affecting 80 law firms and at least one set of chambers at the end of 2023

19 March 2024

Case management software & cyber alert

The seven best case management systems available on the market, and what barristers need to know about the repercussions of the MOVEit cyber-attack. By Sam Thomas

11 September 2023

New cyber laws

Sam Thomas investigates the future for chambers under cybersecurity reforms including the Bill promising to be Brexit’s answer to GDPR

12 June 2023

Avoid supply chain cyber attack

Supply chain attacks focus on the weakest point in a chain. Could that be you? Sam Thomas sets out five practical steps for barristers and chambers to address potential vulnerabilities

05 December 2022

Your guide to the information security questionnaire

The questionnaire has landed. Sam Thomas walks barristers through the ten areas covered by the questionnaire; this is your opportunity to assess your cybersecurity and provide reassurance to clients

08 August 2022

Cyber protect for 2022

The legal profession is at the forefront of cyber news and cyber insurance premiums are rising, so what are the five key areas to consider for a secure 2022? asks Sam Thomas

11 April 2022

Hitting back at cyberattack

Sam Thomas continues his series on cybersecurity with a guide to the practical steps chambers can follow after a cyberattack, including injunctive relief

16 December 2021

Mitigating malware attacks

Every set of chambers is a potential target for malware regardless of its size or expertise. A five-point guide to securing your systems. By Sam Thomas

21 September 2021

Handling a data breach

Do you know what to do in the event of a data breach? Whether lost by accident or cyberattack, barristers must be aware of their data duties – Sam Thomas outlines the five considerations

18 May 2021

Creating a secure virtual space

Missing the designated chambers tech wiz? Sam Thomas on the risks and liabilities when working remotely, and five practical steps to help you meet data protection requirements and keep cyber safe

19 February 2021
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Earnings, reform and engagement

The new Bar Council earnings report presents a collective challenge for the self-employed Bar, remote hearings are changing and Bar Conference is back next month

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