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Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 In Featured News, General News


The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force on the 25th of May 2018 and will require organisations to comply with a host of strict data protection rules for processing data of EU residents, or face substantial fines as a result of non-compliance.

The regulation is intended to establish one single set of rules across Europe, which EU policy makers believe will make it simpler and cheaper for organisations to do business across the Union. Any organisation outside the EU will be subject to the jurisdiction of the EU regulators just by collecting data concerning an EU citizen. Failure to comply with the new regulation will result in organisations facing substantial penalties, which can rise to €10 million or 2% of the entity’s global gross revenue. These fines are severe and could potentially bankrupt an enterprise, which is why CISO’s, newly appointed Data Protection Officers and senior figures within an organisation must be prepared for GDPR.

However, time is running out. Fortunately, some of the world’s most prominent specialists within the Data Security, Risk & Compliance are on hand to discuss and advise what should be on every company’s checklist when planning for GDPR.

One of the key panellists at the IT Security Analyst and CISO Forum is Steve Williamson, Director, IT Risk and Compliance Management at GlaxoSmithKline. Steve Williamson is a business-focused IT leader with more than 15 years’ experience in information risk-management and compliance. He has a track record of successfully delivering global security improvement programmes in the pharmaceutical industry and, in his current role, leads the IT governance, risk and compliance function for GSK’s consumer health business unit. This involves defining and implementing an IT compliance framework to address security threats and regulatory requirements. Mr Williamson is a strategic thinker with extensive experience in application security, data protection, business continuity and cloud-supplier management.

Steve will be pasrt of a panel discussion which will consider the regulation and what it means in a BREXIT context, as well as provide the essential guide to make sure your company is GDPR ready.

“The CISO debates are time well spent. We tackle a broad range of security issues,” said Steve Williamson regarding the event. “The debate is rich and stimulating as it is fed by many years of collective experience across different industries. I also value the opportunity to network with peers and analysts from different companies.”

To join Steve please attend The IT Security Analyst and CISO Forum to learn from the UK’s top CISOs and global IT Security Association Leaders for exciting and topical debating sessions and earn CPE credits towards your SSCP®/CISSP® and ISACA certifications.

This is just one of the exciting sessions we have in store for the day. For a full line-up, please visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/it-security-analyst-and-ciso-forums-ciso-debates-2017-tickets-32288948113 and to register to secure your place to attend the debates hosted by the IT Security Guru.

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