August 3, 2017
Better known as GDPR, the Europe wide regulation is designed to refresh data protection legislation, enforcing massive fines of up to €20m or four per cent of global annual turnover on companies that fail to comply. It is estimated that the Regulation will affect almost half of London’s estimated one million businesses.
One of the biggest risks facing UK businesses, and potentially exposing them to GDPR, is the threat of cyber-attacks. Recent high-profile attacks, such as WannaCry, which crippled the NHS and infected computers across more than 150 countries, illustrate just how exposed businesses are.
The latest Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey of more than 4,500 CIOs globally, reveals that while CIOs are more conscious of cyber threats, just 21 per cent feel they are well prepared for an attack. More worryingly, a third of UK businesses reported a major security incident in the past two years, with utilities, Government and leisure the most popular targets. Partnering with NashTech, the Harvey Nash Group’s technology services provider, the events will provide attendees with actionable advice to better protect their organisations from cyber-crime, understand their duties under GDPR and prepare for the introduction of the new regulation.
"GDPR is a game changer for UK businesses. It applies to any business handling customer data. While there’s been a lot of talk about the regulation and managing data, many organisations are not aware that cyber-security breaches, could leave them wide open to potentially devastating fines."
Senior Vice President – Advisory
The event dates are:
- Birmingham – Thursday 27th July
- London – Tuesday 1st August
- Leeds – Thursday 3rd August
- Manchester – Thursday 17th August
- Dublin – TBC
To register for an event in your region visit https://www.nashtechglobal.com/news/are-you-ready-for-gdpr