Following on from the success of our first Cyber Security Resilience and GDPR Readiness event last Autumn we are hosting a second FREE event at the home of Derbyshire County Cricket Club on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

Despite 2017 being the worst year on record for cyber-attacks like Wannacry and Petya, only 1 in 10 (11%) UK companies have a cyber security incident management plan in place. With just under half (46%) of all businesses in the UK identifying at least one cyber security breach or attack there is a significant gap in preparedness. The UK Government’s Cyber Security breaches survey 2017 also reveals that 61% of businesses hold personal data on their customers electronically. The implementation of GDPR on 25th May 2018 could mean that many of these companies will face penalties if they do not have robust cyber security protocols in place to protect such sensitive information.

Expert insights

Join us and our panel of Cyber security & GDPR experts on Wednesday 7th February where they will share their professional insights into the latest cyber security threats, what you need to do to protect your business and how to prepare for changing data protection regulations. EMSOU-banner Visiting delegates will hear from experts from leading law firm Browne Jacobson (Helena Wooton), digital marketing leaders Hallam Internet (Susan Hallam), cyber lead for the East Midlands and British Chamber of Commerce (Andy Watterson), Government backed accreditation provider the IASME Consortium (Chris Pinder) and Police Cyber Crime Team (Robert Pugh) as well as hearing from Sam Reed, Chief Technology Officer (Air-IT) and head of our specialist cyber security division, Air-Sec.

What to expect from attending

To find out why you should attend and what you can expect to take away from the day, please view the video of our first Cyber Security Resilience and GDPR Readiness event, including interviews with delegates below:

Sam Reed, Says:

The cyber landscape is forever evolving and with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being enforced May 2018 businesses must plan for compliance. Our panel of speakers will provide professional, practical and impartial advice that will help delegates understand the risks they face, the safeguarding steps they need to take to protect their business and staff and also how best to prepare for the GDPR.

Sam Reed

Full agenda

10.30am – Registration 11am – Welcome 11.30am – Cyber Crime how it’s affecting East Midlands Businesses Robert Pugh, Cyber Crime Team – East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) 12.00pm – Cyber Security – what your business needs to know and do Sam Reed, Chief Technology Officer, Air-IT 12.30pm – Lunch & Networking 1pm – Optional tour of the 3aaa County Ground Join players training in the nets 1.30pm – Help & Government frameworks to support cyber resilience Chris Pinder, The IASME Consortium 2pm – Creating a culture of cyber security Andy Watterson, Business Crime Manager, East Midlands Chamber & Digital Economy Fellow, British Chambers of Commerce 2.30pm – Refreshment break 3pm – Demystifying GDPR – how to prepare for compliance for new data protection legislation Helena Wootton, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP 3.30pm – Digital Marketing & GDPR: practical steps to keep your business compliant Susan Hallam, MD, Hallam Internet 4pm – Panel Discussion & Q&A 4.30pm  – Close & optional networking

Register for your FREE tickets today via our Eventbrite page below: Register here