IT Governance CEO to speak at the European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference on GDPR and NIS Directive


IT Governance’s founder and executive chairman, Alan Calder, will speak on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and NIS Directive at the European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference.

The European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference will cover major innovations and foster industry discussion among participants in the smart grid market, as well as taking a closer look at the problems surrounding standardisation and compliance.

Taking place on 21 - 22 March 2017 at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, the event will bring together a wide range of European utility companies to present their cyber security strategies and discover best practice to ensure energy security.

Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “In the last few years, we’ve seen a significant growth in Internet-connected smart devices incorporated into our household appliances, and these devices are now essential tools to run our everyday activities. It is critical that organisations look at the security measures being taken, particularly as smart devices present considerable security challenges and cyber criminals’ tactics and methods are constantly evolving.

“The smart grid industry needs to focus on developing the right skills, processes and technologies to meet this challenge. A good first step would be to look at security standards, technologies and procedures that have proven to be reliable. I am delighted to speak at European Smart Grid Cyber Security 2017 to shed light on the latest cyber security issues, the requirements imposed by European legislation and the role of international standards in achieving cyber resilience.”

The event will present the newest technological developments in cyber security through case studies from UK, Norway, Denmark, Italy and across Europe in order to understand the important regulatory standards and how to make sure your company is compliant. It will also discuss how communication issues between stakeholders can be improved and an analysis of the latest smart metering programmes.

IT Governance’s founder and executive chairman, Alan Calder, will speak on 21 March from 9:50am (GMT) on “NIS, GDPR and Cyber Security: Convergence of cyber and compliance risk”. The presentation will cover today’s cyber threat environment, the key requirements for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, data breaches and notifications, and the technical and organisational measures that organisations need to adopt to comply with NIS Directive. 

For further information about the European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference, please visit Alternatively, contact Theresa Chung:  +44 (0) 20 7827 6068 or email:

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