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Breakfast Meeting – 08:00am to 10:30am

Information Security: How to Reduce Your Attack Surface with Data Sanitisation

Access to the right data is important for any organisation. But while data is an asset, it can also be a huge liability. And the problem is not just deciding how to collect and use data legally. It is also critical to decide what data to collect and keep, and what data to erase.

For most organisations, collecting and storing data is a must. And yet, according to the Harvard Business Review less than half of the structured data that organizations store is actively used for business purposes and less than 1 percent of unstructured data is ever used at all. Organisations really need to think about the lifecycle of any data that they are collecting and storing.

Storing data is a risk, and an unnecessary one if you are not going to use it. This is especially so if the data you are storing is sensitive or “special category” data such as health data, or business-critical data such as new product blueprints.

This is of increasing importance today. Organisations are capturing and storing more and more data, both on-site and in the cloud. Technologies such as 5G and IoT mean that the amount of data created and transmitted is increasing. Big data techniques and artificial intelligence are generating even more new data by combining existing data sets.

But alongside this valuable growth in data, organisations are facing greater risks. Holding more data means that your “attack surface” increases and the risk of a data breach grows exponentially. Laws on privacy and data use are tightening, with the EU’s GDPR having global impact. Regulators are getting tougher with organisations that fail to protect personal data. And consumers are increasingly active, far more aware of their rights, far more likely to take action if their privacy is harmed. The damage caused as a result of misusing or losing data can now threaten an organisation’s existence, as Cambridge Analytica discovered to their cost.

To avoid this, data sanitization is essential. Organisations need to decide if data is an asset to their organisation, in which case they need to protect it. But if it isn’t an asset, then it’s a liability that must be addressed. During this breakfast we will aim to explore this issue, and come up with pragmatic solutions for data governance that will enable your organisation to thrive.

The questions we will explore

During the meeting we will focus on questions such as:

  • How does unnecessary data storage increase costs and information risk?
  • How can I identify data that can be erased, particularly redundant, obsolete or trivial data?
  • How can I ensure data security when I migrate data to the cloud?
  • How can I erase data safely and completely, then prove to regulators and other stakeholders that I have done so?
  • How can I manage IT assets so that when they are reassigned internally or sold to third parties the data on them is deleted?
  • What are the standards and guarantees I should demand of my data destruction partners?

Who is invited?

This breakfast meeting is designed for senior technology decision makers in large organisations (1000+ employees). These include those who have responsibility for: information technology (IT Director, Head of IT, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Technology Officer, CIO. Head of IT Procurement) and information security (CISO, Head of Information Security, Chief Digital Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Privacy).

This event will be most relevant to those in the areas of the private and public sector that are highly regulated in their use of data and data storage, including Financial Services, Insurance, Legal and the Health Sector.

Registered attendees include:

Equiniti - Chief Risk Officer
Brit Insurance - CISO
Tradition - Head of information security
BMI Healthcare - Group Information Security Officer
BNY Mellon - Global Chief Privacy Officer
Credit Agricole - CIO Head of Service Quality & Control
London Stock Exchange - Head of Risk
BP - Digital Security and Risk Officer
MSCI - Head of IS Governance and Resilience
CIMB - Head Of Risk Management
USS Investment Management - Head of Enterprise Risk
GRC Security & Assurance - Head of Information Management
Santander - Chief Data Officer
LCH Clearnet - CISO

Be one of 12 senior business professionals around the table at The Goring Hotel in central London who will bring their expertise to bear to analyse the present and the future.

The breakfast briefing is brought to you by Blancco, and is only for senior executives as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted. For any enquiries, please contact Harry Phillips on 0208 349 5580 or email h.phillips@business-reporter.co.uk.

This breakfast briefing is free of charge to attend. However, if you cancel your attendance less than two weeks prior to the briefing, you will have to provide a replacement of equal seniority otherwise you will be a subject of £150 cancellation fee. Please also note that when you register we will ask you for your corporate email address which we will share only with the event sponsor(s). See our privacy policy.

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