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Cybersecurity Firm Launches GDPR Seminar Series

Article date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:53 GMT

Secarma MD Paul Harris

Manchester-based cybersecurity consultancy Secarma is launching a series of seminars to help businesses understand the implications of the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR is the largest change to data legislation in 20 years and is set to come into force on May 25th 2018.

Secarma is collaborating with Lloyd's Register, Soitron, UKFast and NDC Management to run half-day GDPR Security Seminars in Birmingham (25th Jan) and at UKFast Campus in Manchester (1st Feb). 

The goal of the sessions is simple: to provide businesses with a roadmap for compliance.

The seminars are technology and security focused, offering businesses the chance to review their current data procedures and start the process of improving them in line with the GDPR.     

Under GDPR any data breach likely to risk people’s rights or freedoms must be reported to the Information Commissioner's Office within 72 hours of discovery, and the most serious data breaches can result in a fine of up to 4% of annual revenue or €20m, whatever is the largest.

Secarma MD Paul Harris said: “True GDPR compliance must cover three aspects: technology, people, and process.

"Our seminars contain seven 30-minute sessions outlining how companies can understand their data, assess their current state and requirements, and then build a programme that can be tested, operated and maintained.

“With a clear plan, GDPR doesn't have to be daunting. In fact with the right approach and support, companies can use the requirements laid down by the new legislation to promote privacy and security. GDPR offers business benefits far beyond just compliance.”

A core part of the seminars focuses on GDPR and cybersecurity, delivered by Secarma’s Head of Education, Paul Mason.

This drills deeper into:

  • An overview of the threat landscape
  • Recent breaches and their implications
  • The value of testing systems
  • Examples of common pitfalls and findings
  • Active steps to protect systems and users

Tickets for the GDPR Seminar can be purchased for £49 through Eventbrite

Find out more about the GDPR and working towards compliance with UKFast's free GDPR Toolkit and pocket guide.


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