Cyber Security And The Impact Of GDPR

On this edition of Business Connections Live Steve Hyland asks Mike Osborne, Executive Chairman of Databarracks and Linda Bazant, GDPR Specialist of LRB Consult Ltd about Cyber Security And The Impact Of GDPR

This hot subject is on everybody’s lips. But how will it effect the day to day running of businesses and what size business will be affected by GDPR.

How to protect your business and recovery from cyber threats – in simple, non technical language and your responsibilities to report a serious breach to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) form May 2018.

  • An introduction to cyber securityincluding what it is, types of how the threat landscape is changing and why crime is moving online.
  • How to get started with the Cyber Essentials Scheme.
  • What to do if you get hit – how can you limit the spread of the attack and minimise damage.
  • Your regulatory obligations – in the event of a breach (including GDPR).
  • How to recover infected systems using backup – to minimise downtime and reduce data loss.

On 25th May 2018 all organisations will have a duty to report certain types of data breach to the relevant supervisory authority and, in some cases to the individual affected by the breach in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation also known as GDPR.

A notifiable breach has to be reported to the relevant supervisory authority within 72 hours of the organisation becoming aware of it. In the light of the tight timescales for reporting a breach – it is important to have robust breach detection, investigation and internal reporting procedures in place. Failing to notify a breach when required to do so can result in a significant fine up to 10 million Euros or 2 per cent of your global turnover.

Mike Osborne has a 30 year career in IT & Risk most recently as the Executive Chairman of UK specialist service provider Databarracks. During this time Mike was responsible for growing a fledgling Disaster Recovery company into one of the UK’s leading providers with revenues exceeding £50million pa and advising over 2,000 clients from SME’s to Global brands. A well known and respected industry figure and commentator, Mike is recipient of industry Lifetime Achievement & Personality of the Year Awards and is a Regional Finalist in the IOD Director Awards.

Linda Bazant is a lawyer, GDPR Consultant/Trainer and Event Speaker and owner of LRB Consult Ltd who advises companies on the possible impact of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation on their organisations. She is also the co-founder of the corporate television company, Business Connections Live TV.


On this edition of Business Connections Live,

Mike will explain:

  • What DDoS, ransonmare, phishing, whaling and social engineering are
  • How to spot the signs of the more common attacks
  • What to do in the event of an attack (response)
  • What you legally have to do if you have had a breach (reporting)
  • How to improve staff awareness
  • The three pillars of protection – Technology prevention, staff awareness/prevention and backup

Linda will explain:

  • What constitutes a Personal Data Breach
  • What breaches you need to notify to the relevant supervisory authority
  • When individuals have to be notified
  • What information a breach notification must contain
  • How to notify a breach
  • How to prepare for breach reporting

Learn the business fundamentals on how your business can achieve:

  • Improved understanding of the threat landscape
  • Staff understanding of what constitutes a breach
  • Understanding how to act in the event of a breach
  • Knowing who to call in the event of a breach
  • Make sure you follow the regulation
  • Robust breach detection
  • Ensuring your business can Survive

For more great information visit our Guests website or follow them on Social Media.

Mike Osborne – Databarracks

Website: www.databarracks.com Twitter: @databarracks  Podcast: thebcpcast LinkedIn:  Databarracks

Linda Bazant  – LRB Consult

Website: Lindabazant.com Twitter: @lindabazant Blog: Conquering GDPR LinkedIn: Linda Bazant

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