Andrew Miers is a risk and claims adviser with a specialist focus on cyber security, online content and other digital and technology risks.
Andrew is recognised for his market leading expertise in cyber security risks. He has handled many cyber incidents, data breaches and related claims, assisting a variety of businesses in responding to incidents. This includes incidents involving ransomware, phishing emails, business email compromises, false payment directions, human error breaches and privacy breaches, including numerous high profile and sensitive matters. He has assisted clients in reporting to regulators, both the OAIC as privacy regulator, as well as other regulators such as ASIC, APRA and industry specific regulators.
Andrew has been at the forefront of the emerging cyber insurance market for over a decade, advising insurers on the evolving legal and regulatory landscape for cyber risk, and assisting insurers to develop insurance policy wordings to cover these new risks. He is appointed to a number of insurers’ cyber breach and incident response panels.
Andrew is a sought after industry speaker on cyber risks and insurance and is widely published as a thought leader in the field. He was named in 2021 as one of Australasian Lawyer’s inaugural 5-Star Cyber Lawyers.
Andrew also practices in media and technology liability claims, often on instructions from insurers for their insured risks but also acting directly for government and corporate clients. He has acted in matters involving defamation, social media and other online content, privacy, intellectual property infringement and claims against IT service providers.
Andrew also has a background in insurance for professional and executive risks, acting on claims and litigation involving a variety of professionals and directors and officers. He has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Insurance Law and has been listed by Doyle’s Guide as a recommended leading Professional Indemnity Lawyer.
Andrew’s experience includes acting for: