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The Intersection of Cybersecurity and eDiscovery

March 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the ACEDS UK Chapter for a virtual event

Cyber-attacks can happen to any organisation around the globe and when an incident or breach occurs, they must act quickly to determine the extent of the data exposure and notify all individuals impacted by the breach. eDiscovery professionals are finding that they have a role to play in the incident response plan – after all, identifying, searching and reviewing data is part of the day job.

We have assembled a panel of Cybersecurity and eDiscovery experts who will explain what data breach means and how organisations need to respond when one occurs. We will also explore the interplay between cyber and eDiscovery and discuss what future may look like for this rapidly growing industry.


Phil Beckett, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal, heads A&M’s Disputes and Investigations practice in Europe and the Middle East, he brings more than 20 years of experience in forensic technology engagements, advising clients on forensic investigations of digital evidence, the interrogation of complex data sets, information governance, cyber risk and the disclosure of electronic documents. He was Who’s Who Legal’s Investigations Digital Forensic Expert of the Year in 2017 & 2018 and the Forensic Technology team are listed in Band One within Chambers and Partners UK-wide eDiscovery Rankings.


Paul is head of the cybersecurity and data breach practice in the UK and a key member of our wider data protection team. For 15 years, Paul has guided clients through all types of major data security incidents, regulatory investigations and subsequent litigation, as well as complex technology and data disputes. Paul pioneered an award-winning data breach and dark web scanning tool which was the first product of its kind in the legal market. His technology disputes practice focuses on new and emerging technologies such as crypto assets, AI and blockchain, as well as IT project and implementation disputes.

Ron is VP of Legal at CrowdStrike, responsible for Compliance, Litigation, Insurance and Operations. He’s passionate about meeting the business “where they are” to deliver value in new and innovative ways and sees big opportunity in transforming “workloads” into “workflows.” He has built both on-premises and cloud-based eDiscovery solutions for leading cyber-security companies.

Winston Krone is the Global Managing Director of Kivu Consulting, an international technology firm specializing in the forensic response to cyber-attacks and proactive risk reduction. Winston has supervised hundreds of incidents globally in a 20-year career with a particular expertise on cyber extortion/ ransomware events. He has advised corporate boards and crisis committees during attacks, working with law enforcement, and providing findings to US and UK regulators.

Winston has been retained as a testifying cyber expert in both the US and UK in hacking cases and post-breach class-action litigation. He was appointed a US Federal Master to advise on eDiscovery issues and secure usage of highly sensitive digital data in a case involving millions of California students.

Prior to joining Kivu, Winston worked as a corporate lawyer in London and San Francisco, and as a UN Human Rights Officer in Central Africa and the Former Yugoslavia. Winston received his law degree from Oxford University and holds patents for a remote analysis and collection tool that has been used in data breaches around the world. Winston is a Senior Advisor at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Risk Studies.