Pinsent Masons’ cyber security experts Stuart Davey, Laura Gillespie and Julia Varley are hosting a briefing for North-east businesses on the latest developments in the cyber threat landscape.

The event, at Pinsent Masons’ Aberdeen office in Queen’s Road on Wednesday, March 22, will provide insights covering emerging threats, cyber readiness, ransomware and trends and horizon watching.

Specifically, the event will explore the potential changes for the oil and gas sector arising from the proposed amendments to the Network Information Systems Regulations (“NIS”) which apply to operators of essential services, including the energy sector.

During the session, the team will discuss themes dominating the cyber agenda and provide commentary and views on key points, such as the recent hardening of the regulatory approach to ransomware issues.

Stuart Davey is an expert in cyber readiness, breach response, and litigation arising out of data breaches, and recently advised a company on a compromised email which led to leakage of financial information and tax information which affected corporate clients all over the world.

Laura Gillespie specialises in regulatory enforcement advising clients in a range of sectors, dealing with data and cyber breaches, and investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Stuart Davey, said: “This year we have seen a number of competent authorities issue updated - and more comprehensive – guidance to the operators of essential service in their sector. This appears to, in part, address some of the criticisms raised against competent authorities in the first years of NIS being in force.”

Pinsent Masons fourth edition of its annual Cyber Report can be accessed here: Insights from our Cyber team

For more information and to register for the event, please contact Katrina Thomson on

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