IT Governance’s executive chairman Alan Calder to speak at The Future of Cyber Security Manchester on the GDPR and NIS Directive


Cyber security expert Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, will speak  about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Network and Information (NIS) Directive and cyber resilience at The Future of Cyber Security Manchester conference on 24 January 2017.
The Future of Cyber Security Manchester is a national cyber security conference that brings together over 300 senior decision makers and specialists in cyber security to deliver presentations and speak on current and emerging information security threats. The conference covers the strategic needs of all types of organisations and aims to provide delegates with a unique opportunity to learn from thought leaders and practitioners in the cyber security industry.
Alan Calder said: “The Future of Cyber Security Manchester conference is a great opportunity to discuss the GDPR and NIS Directive, which come into effect from May 2018. We’ll emphasise the immediate actions organisations will be required to take to achieve GDPR and NIS Directive compliance and highlight that data protection and information security is about more than technology alone.
“As information security practitioners, we encourage organisations to implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS (information security management system) in conjunction with achieving compliance with the Regulation and the NIS Directive. Organisations certified to ISO 27001 provide the assurance that the three pillars of information security – people, processes and technology – are addressed and that the organisation has implemented a management system to achieve cyber resilience and maintain a strong information security posture.”
Alan Calder will be speaking on “NIS, GDPR and Cyber Security: Convergence of cyber and compliance risk” from 14:45. The presentation will provide an overview of today's cyber threat environment, the key requirements for GDPR compliance, data breaches and notifications, the technical and organisational measures that organisations need to adopt to comply with the NIS Directive, cyber resilience and the role of international standards, and the Cyber Essentials scheme.
The conference will take place at Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford. Clients and information security professionals attending the conference are encouraged to visit IT Governance at stand No. 1.
To find out more and register to attend the conference, please visit The Future of Cyber Security Manchester website, email or call 0845 307 6277.

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