IT Governance, a leading provider of cyber security expertise and data protection strategy, will be speaking and exhibiting at Implementing GDPR in Healthcare Conference, London.
The healthcare industry is a top target for cyber attacks, with last year’s WannaCry attack causing major disruption when nearly 7,000 NHS medical appointments were cancelled. The need for effective data protection strategies and appropriate information security management training is bigger than ever, particularly as cyber security threats are constantly changing.
Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “With the General Data Protection Regulation (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 such as the NHS that provide critical public services 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 appropriately 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 breach resulting from human error is minimised and employees are aware of the threats.”
Implementing GDPR in Healthcare Conference, London aims to promote this attitude of awareness and prevention-driven security strategies within the healthcare industry, particularly among staff responsible for handling sensitive data in hospitals, general practices, dental practices and care homes. The conference programme consists of talks, panel discussions and an expo focused on the merits of data protection intelligence, the GDPR and its benefits, and how and why creating a culture of compliance and accountability results in improved reputation and business.
IT Governance encourages clients and healthcare professionals attending the event to speak to its information security experts about cyber security issues, implementing standards or complying with data protection legislation.
The conference takes place on Wednesday, 31 January at Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, WC1N 1HT. Tickets can be booked via the official conference website.
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.