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IT Governance exhibiting and speaking at the Healthcare Cybersecurity Conference


IT Governance, the leading provider of IT governance, risk management and compliance solutions for the private and public sectors, will be exhibiting at the Healthcare Cybersecurity Conference: Protecting the NHS against cyberattacks on 23 January 2018 at Liverpool Football Club. 

The Healthcare Cybersecurity Conference aims to bring together professionals responsible for information security and data protection within their organisations, and educate and provide guidance on how to strengthen NHS and social care organisations against the continuously evolving cyber threats and protect patient data.

Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “In 2017, the NHS and social care organisations have been the number one target for cyber criminals, which led to crippling costs and devastating operational impact. The NHS and organisations providing critical services to the wider public need to ensure they are implementing the processes, procedures and systems to prevent cyber attacks and respond accordingly. 

“With the GDPR coming into effect in less than five months and imposing fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater – organisations can no longer afford to ignore cyber security. Attacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya had a devastating impact, and although some organisations have now prepared themselves to respond accordingly to such threats, cyber criminals are always developing new tactics. Organisations should focus not only on implementing appropriate security measures, but also on ongoing staff awareness to ensure that the risk of a data breaches resulted from human error is minimised and employees are aware of the threats.” 

IT Governance director Steve Watkins will be speaking at the event from 15:20 on “Implementing a cyber resilient strategy and sustaining compliance with the GDPR and NIS Directive”, providing an overview of the current cyber security landscape, cyber threats, compliance standards and legislation, as well as best-practice advice to achieve compliance with the GDPR and NIS Directive.

The event takes place on 23 January 2017 at Liverpool Football Club and tickets are free for those interested in attending. Tickets are available on the event registration page. Delegates attending are encouraged to speak with IT Governance’s cyber security and GDPR experts.

The NHS and organisations interested in improving their cyber security practices can take advantage of IT Governance’s certified training courses, security testing services, books, toolkits, software and consultancy services.

For more information about IT Governance’s exhibit at the Healthcare Cybersecurity Conference, please visit the website, email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk or call +44 (0) 333 800 7000. 

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