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This Webinar in Partnership with Crossword took place on 28 September 2021. This webinar considers anticipated changes to the Modern Slavery Act and the potential implications for business and supply chain compliance and transparency.


In this webinar Simon Shooter, a partner of Bird & Bird LLP, highlights recent and expected changes to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and the impact of these on business. He explains, with practical examples, red flags to look out for and steps you can take to mitigate the risk to your business. You also hear how Crossword Cybersecurity’s modern slavery assessment tool can support ICAEW members with supply chain due diligence and potential risk.


Simon Shooter, Partner, Bird & Bird

Simon is the head of Bird & Bird’s International Commercial Group, and established the firm’s cyber security team in 2010. He is a commercial lawyer engaged in providing a full spectrum of legal support to clients for their day to day business. Whilst that support has a broad scope, including the buying or selling of goods and services and the outsourcing of business processes, a constant feature of his work is technology. He works in the core of Bird & Bird's sweet spot - assisting businesses to rise to the challenge of technological change. Simon is also experienced in helping his clients with their compliance programmes, designing and implementing measures to address the United Kingdom Bribery Act, the Modern Slavery Act and the Network and Information Systems Regulations among others.

Sean Arrowsmith, Sales Director, Crossword Cybersecurity

Sean has over 20 years commercial experience in cyber/information security and technology. He was previously Group Sales Director at IRM Ltd, the World Class Centre in Cyber Security of Altran Technologies SA, the global innovation and engineering consulting firm. Here, Sean was accountable for commercial operations across all of IRM’s business streams including consulting, software and training. Prior to that, Sean was responsible for leading consulting sales at Siemens Insight Consulting.

In partnership with

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Crossword Cybersecurity PLC is a leader in supply chain risk management with our Rizikon Assurance Platform. We help businesses understand supply chain risk in Modern Slavery, Cyber Security, Diversity and many others.

Crossword Cybersecurity’s flagship product, Rizikon Assurance, was built to support companies assessing supply chain risks by allowing the sending of assessments at scale and through the automation of reporting. The platform has a number of pre-built assessments covering a broad range of supply chain risks such as Modern Slavery but also areas like Anti-Bribery & Corruption, National Minimum Wage, Cyber Security, Inclusivity & Diversity, GDPR/Data Protection and more.

Rizikon Offer for ICAEW Members

To support ICAEW members in assessing Modern Slavery risks in their supply chain, Crossword are giving access for free to their online portal designed to deliver increased efficiency and reporting on supply chain risk:

  • Up to 4 assessments per month/48 annually
  • Free use of our Modern Slavery assessment
  • One user account per organisation
  • The platform can be used to send online assessments to suppliers/third parties to assess their Modern Slavery posture both pre or post-contract award. Additionally, the platform can be used for ongoing assessment of supplier risk utilising our pre-built Modern Slavery assessment that generates automated reporting when a completed assessment is received.
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