What does GDPR mean for your security strategy?

It’s a question that cyber security experts Secarma are asking all businesses, as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — the largest legislative change in 20 years — comes into effect on 25 May 2018.

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

Their goal is simple: to provide businesses with a roadmap for compliance.

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

"Our seminars contain seven 30-minute sessions that will outline how companies can know 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.

"This could bring business benefits far beyond just compliance.”

GDPR and cyber security

A core part of the seminars will focus on GDPR and cyber security, delivered by Secarma Head of Education, Paul Mason. This part 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 Security Seminars can be purchased for £49 via Eventbrite.