Helaine Leggat is head of cyberlaw at Sladen Legal in Melbourne. She is one of a few lawyers in the world to hold the CISSP, CISM, CIPP and CIPP/IT credentials. Put simply, that means in addition to her law credentials, Helaine has earned some of the world’s most esteemed certifications in cybersecurity, privacy and information security.
Throughout her almost 20-year career, Helaine has advised governments and scores of blue-chip corporates on the intersection of information technology, global business and cyberspace. Her areas of expertise include cyberlaw, information technology (TMT) law, cybersecurity, surveillance, information governance, information security, privacy and data protection.
Helaine’s professional affiliations and memberships are numerous and include her serving as a director of the Australian Information Security Association, appointment as a Member of the Expert Network for the Australian Department of Industry and Science, inclusion in the Ducere Global Leaders Faculty, and participation in an industry working group for the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Cybersecurity.