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Data risks, security and GDPR

Presented By
Dr Stephen Hill Stephen specialises in e-crime, online intelligence and data security and has over 14 years' experience in cyber fraud, data protection and IT governance. Stephen has trained UK police forces’ private-sector fraud units, world banks and major retailers.

Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report identified 93% of cases took attackers minutes or less to compromise systems. Organisations, meanwhile, took weeks or more to discover that a breach had even occurred. 

In addition, IBM and Ponemon Institute identified in their ‘2016 Cost of Data Breach Study’ the UK ranking fifth on the list of most costly breaches costing an average £2.8 million with businesses now losing on average £112 for every record that is compromised.

The Online Trust Alliance discovered that 90% of data breaches could have been prevented using critical security best practices as 29% were the result of employee error (intentional or accidental) due to a deficiency in internal controls.

A matter of when, not if, a breach occurs…

High-profile data breaches including the recent Ticket Master and Dixons Carphone are a wake-up call to organisations everywhere – so how safe is your data?

The rapid pace of technological change and globalisation have profoundly transformed the scale and way personal data is collected, accessed, used and transferred.  With more and more individuals worrying about their own personal data especially in light of recent data breach headlines organisations must ensure they are taking every measure to protect their data.

Not only are organisations facing increasing challenges to safeguard their data but pressure is on to comply with the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 which applied in the UK and beyond from 25 May 2018. This will require organisations not only to comply but also to demonstrate their compliance. Getting it wrong can be costly, with penalties of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million.

This course demonstrates how to review the effectiveness of your data security safeguards and adopt some simple measures to protect businesses and individuals from being victims of data loss. The course will also focus on the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 assessing the significant changes that organisations will need to adopt.

Who should attend?

The course is open to all.

What will I learn?

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • recognise your organisation’s current data exposures 
  • identify the safeguards required to protect your data
  • understand the risks linked to data exposure
  • understand the GDPR & Data Protection Act 2018.

Course programme

The course will focus on the risks associated to data and how best to protect data from old and emerging threats including social engineering, social media and cloud computing.

  • how is the digital environment challenging data protection?
  • data security risks and emerging threats including social media
  • data protection responsibilities
  • IT governance as a best practice approach
  • GDPR - what do I need to do comply?
  • the Data Protection Act 2018
  • data security and compliance
  • data loss prevention methods – finding the weak links
  • practical tips to protect data.

CPE competency areas covered

  • Governance, risk and control
  • Internal audit management

7 CPE points

Full price

Member: £605 + VAT
Non-member: £815 + VAT

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Data risks, security and GDPR

Duration: 1 day

30 April 2019


Start: 09:00
End: 17:00


London venue TBC


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