The Countdown Begins to Changes in Data Protection and Cyber Security

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes coming May 2018, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce are set to deliver a new event to help Norfolk businesses stay cyber safe.

The Cyber Security Conference on Thursday 18 May 2017 will be a key event for the business calendar this year. With news headlines filled with the latest cyber-attack on corporate giants, organisations small and large need to be aware of the danger to their data.

In May 2018 a new European regulation will come into effect meaning that businesses will have to completely re-think their data protection regimes. High standards are to be set on the accountability of how data is recorded, kept and processed. One of the biggest threats is the increase in fines from €500,000 to a maximum of €20m or 4% of global turnover.

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Norfolk Chamber’s Chief Executive, Caroline Williams said: “We live in a fast-paced, global economy that relies more and more on data and information carried through cyberspace.  Just as it is important for businesses to protect their physical property from intruders and potential theft, it is as important to guard against cybercrime.

“The necessity of strong cybersecurity measures is self-evident and business needs to respond to this increased threat by adopting strict cybersecurity measures to ensure their continued economic growth. This event will give you the tools to help protect your organisation.”

Hosted by Paul Maskall, Cybercrime Security Advisor and Coordinator for Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies, this event is set to help your business avoid the €20m fine by bringing together speakers from a range of businesses and backgrounds; with the event featuring talks and live demonstrations. 

Speakers for the event are being sent from both local and national businesses including Birketts, FreeClix and PwC. Talks will cover topics such as the GDPR, inside threats, the Internet of Things, preventing attacks and more. Question and answer, networking opportunities and an exhibition will also feature on this half day conference agenda. 

The event is open to all businesses of all sizes and industries to attend to gain vital knowledge on cyber practise. If you’re a business owner, work in IT, Security or Tech, you’ll want to be there. Event sponsorship and stands are available now, as well as event tickets. Full details can be found online here

Speakers Include:

• Paul Maskall, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies 

• Kitty Rosser, Birketts LLP 

• Peter Freeman, FreeClix Ltd 

• Rahul Colaco, PwC

Media Invitation

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017, 9am – 12:30pm

Venue: The Space, Norwich

Members of press and media are invited to attend the event. An official photographer will be at the event and a selection of photographs will be available for use on request the following working day. 

If you would like to attend or arrange an interview with a speaker please email or phone 01603 729708. 


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