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Security clauses for ICT contracts

Security clauses in ICT contracts are now a key component of the contractual relationship. This session will focus how to draft clauses.

Security clauses in ICT contracts are now a key component of the contractual relationship. This session will focus how to draft clauses.



About this Event




Security events do happen. Security clauses in ICT contracts are now a key component of the contractual relationship. This session will enlighten you on how to draft and negotiate the best possible security clause for your contracts.

Caroline Atkins, of Maddocks lawyers, will discuss current security risks you need to consider and how to translate these into a workable security clause. Discussion will focus on the key features of a modern, best practice security clause., and also look at vendor standard approaches to security and how to mitigate the risks arising from them.

Presenter bio

Caroline Atkins is a partner at Maddocks lawyers in Canberra, and has specialised in government procurement and contracting for many years. She has substantial experience in complex ICT implementation projects and has also worked extensively on whole of government agreements and panels. Caroline has a deep understanding of what can go wrong in ICT contracts, what vendors want and how to achieve a negotiated outcome that provides an acceptable level of both certainty and risk for customers. Partner Gavan Mackenzie will also attend this presentation. Gavan also has extensive experience in these areas.

Technical requirements

This session will be presented using Zoom Video Communications, which you can access either by installing Zoom on your computer or tablet or through your internet browser (Chrome often works best). You can test your access to Zoom by launching a test Zoom meeting anytime at zoom.us/test

If you want to participate but cannot access Zoom on your work device, we encourage you to use a personal device (the link will be emailed to you and can be forwarded to a personal email address) or email dsn@dta.gov.au after registering to request the presentation slides prior to the event. You can then dial into the presentation by phone and follow along with the slides on your own computer or device.

This is a Digital Sourcing Network event for federal, state and territory government employees only (including contractors or consultants employed by government).