IT Governance to exhibit and lead seminar at the Public Sector Data & GDPR Summit

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IT Governance, the leading provider of IT governance, risk management and compliance solutions for the private and public sectors, will be exhibiting and leading a seminar session at the Public Sector Data & GDPR Summit in London.

 

A staggering proportion of cyber attacks have targeted public services such as healthcare, education and social care, exemplified by the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks that plagued the NHS in 2017. A recent report by Big Brother Watch found that there were a total of 98 million cyber attacks on UK local authorities between 2013 and 2017, and at least 1 in 4 councils experienced a cyber security incident in the same period.

 

This indicates a clear pattern of cyber crime directed at vulnerable governmental organisations holding highly sensitive information. The need for effective data protection strategies and appropriate information security management is greater than ever, particularly as cyber security threats are constantly changing.

 

The Public Sector Data & GDPR Summit aims to bring together the latest expertise in information security and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance in order to analyse and evaluate the innovations and opportunities that the GDPR, in conjunction with the UK’s new Data Protection Bill, presents public services.

 

Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “We look forward to participating in the Public Sector Data & GDPR Summit, and are eager to contribute to a healthier cyber security culture and a public sector equipped with the best tools to achieve across-the-board compliance with the latest laws and regulations.

 

The talks, seminars and networking sessions will explore topics including GDPR developments, citizens’ rights under the Regulation, interdepartmental data sharing and security, improving the end-user experience and protection in the post-GDPR digital age, and how to harness the GDPR to drive growth.

 

One of IT Governance’s top GDPR consultants, Nicky Whiting, will lead a seminar called ‘Conducting effective data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) to minimise privacy risks and maintain GD pliance’.

 

The summit will take place on 13 March at Park Plaza Victoria London. To view the agenda and book tickets, visit the event website. Anyone attending is encouraged to visit IT Governance at stand 17.

 

To find out how IT Governance can help organisations comply with the GDPR’s requirements, see our extensive 

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