Cyber security and strategic direction role at region’s largest law firm

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 2 Nov 2017

CYBER security in a fast-paced digital world is one of the main challenges being met by an IT expert who is settling into a new position at the region’s largest law firm.

Dean Hall has joined Wilkin Chapman solicitors, heading up the IT and facilities teams, after three years in a similar role with a local social housing association. 

Based at the firm’s Cartergate headquarters in Grimsby, Mr Hall is also responsible for IT infrastructure at offices in Lincoln, Beverley, Sheffield, Louth, Horncastle and Alford.

Over the coming months, Mr Hall, who lives near Lincoln, will be looking at the future strategic direction of the firm with regards to its IT offering and taking appropriate changes forward, with a permanent focus on cyber security.

“We must always ensure the resilience of our systems, making sure our IT facilities are permanently robust,” he said.

“This is a vital part of our work, you only have to look at what happened in the NHS earlier this year to see the very real threats that exist.

 “It is a rapidly changing environment and we must all ensure the right processes are put into place to ensure we have a robust IT infrastructure fit for the future,” he added.

Heading up a team of IT and facilities professionals, along with the facilities operation, Mr Hall is looking forward to the opportunities in his new role.

“I have a very good team of people here and am confident we can continue to improve, implement and support the best possible IT and facilities practices within the firm,” he said.

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