Mitigating Cyber Fraud Risk

Mitigating Cyber Fraud Risk

Online frauds have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, posing a constant risk to individuals and corporates alike as fraudsters and hackers relentlessly look for opportunities and loopholes to enable their attacks. With the COVID-19 pandemic and work from home arrangements, heavy reliance on online communications has created a fertile environment for these cyber scams to occur. In this webinar, our speakers will share with you their war stories along with insights and practical tips on dealing with cyber fraud. The panel will discuss preventive and protective measures which you and your business should take to protect your assets, or to respond to an incident when it occurs. The good news - steps can be taken and, if the worst happens, quick action means that losses can be mitigated or recovered.

Our panel discussion will be moderated by Gary Seib (Baker McKenzie), and joined by speakers Richard Lord (HSBC), Justin McMahon (Village Insurance Direct) and Gillian Lam (Baker McKenzie).

You can expect to take away from this session:

  • Knowing the trends in cyber crime
  • Preventing and mitigating cyber fraud risk
  • Risk Allocation / Insurance in cyber fraud
  • Response Plan and Options

Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


Wed, September 29, 2021


12:30 PM - 01:30 PM



Zoom webinar - link will be sent to guests one hour ahead of the event


Member: $0.00

Non-Member: $100.00


Richard Lord
Managing Director, Chief Information Officer, Wholesale - Asia | HSBC

Richard Lord is the Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific for HSBC Commercial Bank. He has a 25 year+ career working with contemporary and new technologies to change business, reach customers and deliver new services and propositions. Previously, Richard held a global technology leadership role in a leading advertising holding company and was an entrepreneur for 17 years, founding and operating one of the very first web technology companies in Australia in the early 1990’s.


In his current role, Richard leads a regional team focused on creating excellent new customer experiences for commercial banking, leveraging new technologies and digital channels. Security, customer confidentially and privacy are paramount.

Justin McMahon
Partner | Technical Representative (Broker) | Village Insurance Direct

Justin is a Partner at Village Insurance Direct; an Expat focused Insurance brokerage based in Hong Kong.


After a career in Hospitality Management in Australia, Justin moved to Dubai to take up a position in Real Estate finance before relocating to Hong Kong 15 years ago. Justin has recently celebrated his 11th anniversary with Village Insurance.


Village Insurance specialises in providing solutions for both Personal and Corporate insurance. Their focus in relation to Corporate Insurance solutions is on Financial Lines coverage – Directors & Officers, Professional Indemnity and Cyber Risk Insurance.


Justin has a Double Majors in Banking & Finance, Finance & Risk Management and is an active member of the Hong Kong Insurers Club.

Gary Seib
Partner, Dispute Resolution | Baker McKenzie

Gary Seib is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Dispute Resolution Group.


Gary is a commercial disputes specialist with over 35 years’ experience. He has extensive experience in the Financial Services sector, and is a relationship partner for a number of the Firm’s industrials, transportation and TMT key clients.


Gary is recognized as an Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2017 - 2021) an "Eminent Practitioner" and a leading practitioner in his field by top legal directories, including Acritas, Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR 1000, and “PLC Which Lawyer?” He is one of the first lawyers to be granted “Solicitor Advocate” status before the Hong Kong courts and has extensive experience in alternate dispute resolution techniques, particularly in arbitration and mediation.

Gillian Lam
Senior Associate | Baker McKenzie

Gillian Lam is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Dispute Resolution Group.


Gillian’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration in Hong Kong, including general commercial/corporate disputes, commercial fraud and bribery investigations, contentious employment issues. She has been granted “Solicitor Advocate” status before the Hong Kong courts. She is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.