General Data Protection Regulation

Highlights Of InfoSec 2017

Taking place this week at London Olympia, InfoSec 2017 is Europe’s number one information security event that features Europe’s largest and most comprehensive conference programme on a whole host of information security issues. As well as the conference programme, there are also over 350 exhibitors showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative information security products, services and solutions to an expected 13,500 visitors. As you would expect, as well as the wide range of information security issues, there was a lot of talk about the new European General Data Protection Regulations that are due to be implemented on May 25 2018.

Tuesday 6 June

Harald Reisinger, Managing Director at Radar Services Smart IT Security gave a talk about the increasing cyber attacks on financial institutions and how effective monitoring can help to repel such attacks. Adam Zachara, Managing Partner of SecuRing explored this issue further with his talk entitled ‘Internet Banking Safeguards Vulnerabilities’. Balazs Scheidler, the co-founder and CTO of Balabit led a talk entitled ‘A New Dimension to Continuous Authentication’ which he talked about how adding session recording (PAM) data can be of benefit to biometric security.

Wednesday 7 June

James Hadley, CEO of Immersive Labs led a talk entitled ‘The Cyber Skills Myth’ in which he talked about how skills learned through some cyber certifications and courses decay and how many are delivering the practical hands on skills that modern businesses require. Rowenna Fielding, Data Protection Lead , Protection & Former Information Governance Officer in the third sector  gave a talk entitled ‘Navigating Info Security’s Role in GDPR Compliance’ which stressed the need for organisations to start engaging with the forthcoming regulations. Tony Pepper from Egress Software Technology also talked about GDPR, giving people three simple tips to ensure that they are compliant and future proofed against the new European General Data Protection Regulations.

Thursday 8 June

Thursday morning saw Amanda Finch from the Institute of Information Security Professionals look at the state of the information security profession and was followed by Franklyn Jones, the Chief Marketing Officer at Cyphort talking about the seven secret sins of SIEMS. A keynote speech on Thursday was by The Right Honourable Sebastian Coe, President of the IAAF and former Chairman of the British Olympic Association and was entitled ‘Cyber, Risk and Resilience In Sport And Business’.

The event has been an outstanding success and ends later today. Visitors to the event have not just enjoyed the speeches and talks by some of the leading names in business and cybersecurity but have also had the chance to see some of the latest products and services that are on offer at the exhibition.

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