BRISBANE: Piper Alderman and the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia (QLD) – Cyber security: to pay or not to pay a ransom demand


Event date: 06 March 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Timezone: UTC +10 AEST

CPD points: 1 Practice Management and Business Skills

Contact email: [email protected]


Imagine this… Your computer is frozen. A strange message comes up on the screen. You receive a call from the Head of IT that there has been a cyber-attack on your organisation and there is a ransom demand. Your phone starts ringing from multiple stakeholders in the business… what do you now?

As in-house counsel for your organisation, your next steps in this complex decision-making process surrounding cyber-attacks and ransom payments are critical for your business.

Our panel of experts will discuss:

  1. Legal considerations: Delve into the legal ramifications of responding to ransom demands, exploring the regulatory landscape and compliance requirements.
  2. Ethical dilemmas: Navigate the ethical nuances of paying or refraining from paying a ransom, examining the broader implications for corporate responsibility.
  3. Practical strategies: Gain insights into proactive cybersecurity strategies aimed at preventing and mitigating the impact of ransomware attacks.

This discussion promises to be a comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted aspects surrounding ransom demands, providing attendees with valuable perspectives and actionable strategies.

Join the ACC Queensland Committee and your fellow ACC members for this event, followed by networking drinks and canapés, hosted by Piper Alderman.


Wouter Veugelen


Head of Cybersecurity Australia and Senior Managing Director

FTI Consulting

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Bill Owens GAICD


Managing Director


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Nick Burkett



Piper Alderman

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Kat Beavon


General Counsel and Company Secretary


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