With COVID-19 impacting the way we work by shifting from conventional workspaces into remote working and greater reliance on cloud-technologies, it was reported that this has triggered an increase in cybercrime activities. Against this background, the Bar Council Cyberlaw Committee and the Bar Council Continuing Professional Development Department are organising this CPD Live webinar to discuss some of the emerging issues in relation to cybercrime, with a specific focus on the Malaysian and Indian contexts.
Dr Prem Mahadevan is senior analyst with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (“GI-TOC”). Previously, he worked for almost nine years with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich as a researcher on terrorism, irregular warfare and intelligence. At GI-TOC, he has led research on multiple projects concerning organised crime in India, including sand mafias, gold smuggling, cybercrime and crime-terror linkages of the Mumbai mafia.
Ravin Vello is an advocate and solicitor in Malaysia who practises mainly in civil litigation. He has particular interest in the area of information and data technology litigation, regulation technology, blockchain, internet of things, data analytics, artificial intelligence and corporate cybercrime infrastructures, with a particular emphasis on risk management on information systems.
He has covered numerous technology litigation cases and issues since the year 2000 relating to internet defamation; identity theft; distributed denial of service (“DDoS”) litigation and software systems failure disputes; theft of confidential information; theft of financial information; theft of source codes; cybercrime; copyright infringement involving technology; admissibility of digital evidence; challenging digital forensic experts, court-appointed digital forensic expert applications; executing and challenging the Anton Piller applications on information systems; and more.
Apart from litigation, Ravin also gives talks on these areas. He is a member of the Bar Council Cyberlaw Committee, the Bar Council Future in Technology Committee and the Penang Bar Committee Information Technology Sub-Committee.
Terms and Conditions
A Step-By-Step Guide to Join the Webinar
(1) For seamless streaming, download the Zoom app
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(2) Log in to Zoom, and provide your username
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(4) Mute your microphone
When the webinar is ongoing, please mute your microphone on Zoom at all times to ensure there is no interruption from your end.
(5) You may raise questions during the Question-and-Answer session only
Please take note that no speaking is allowed when the webinar is taking place.
If you wish to raise a question, please type in the chat box and the speaker will respond accordingly.
(6) Please, do not do this
Screen recording, sharing the webinar ID and password links, reproducing the content of the webinar on any platform are strictly not allowed.
Any unregistered person may be removed without prior notice, and no CPD point will be awarded. Failure to adhere to this may result in disciplinary action by the Bar Council.
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Cancellations must be made in writing.
If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.
Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
- No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
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