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(ISC)2 Chapter East of England Event - May

Neil Breden

Thursday, 4 May 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)

(ISC)2 Chapter East of England Event - May

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GDPR – Are You Ready?

Welcome to the (ISC)² Chapter East of England May Event.

This months Event I am excited Welcome RSA’s Chief Security Architect, Rashmi Knowles,  and Fujitsu's Head of Advisory Services to talk on GDPR.


Rashmi has over twenty years experience in data and mobile communications specialising on Information Security for the last fifteen years. In addition to spending time with customers she also is a regular speaker at various security industry events and has had several articles published and is a regular blogger for the industry.

Prior to joining RSA, Rashmi has held various roles as a Network Consultant, Product Marketing and Technical consultant working with vendors. Her last role took her over to the other side working as a Security Advisor for a Managed Service Payments provider.

 Rashmi holds a degree in Computer Science from the De Montfort University and a Post Graduate in Computer Studies from the University of the South Bank, London. She is also CISSP certified.

GDPR – Are You Ready?

The European General Data Protection Regulation presents the most significant change to data protection in the EU since 1995.  It will come into force in May 2018 and once adopted, it will be one law across 26 EU states and that’s one of the big differences with how Data Protection is implemented in the member states.  GDPR also applies to non-EU companies if they process personal data of EU individuals, even if a country where the organization is based is outside the EU.

The EU GDPR will increase privacy for individuals and give regulatory authorities greater powers to take action against businesses that breach the new law. You could be liable fines of up to 4% of annual global revenue or €20 million whichever is greater and controllers must report a breach in a minimum of 72 hours are just two of the requirements.  So, what does it mean for your business?



Ryan Smith

Ryan is the Head of Advisory services for Fujitsu’s Enterprise and Cyber Security service line. He is responsible for the strategy, development and delivery of consulting services. The organisation provides pragmatic advice, consultancy and professional services to Fujitsu’s largest clients across the public and private sectors in the UK and Europe.


Prior to his current role, he was the account CISO for a Fujitsu Tier 1 multinational company providing the governance and technical leadership during a migration to a hybrid cloud infrastructure. Before he joined Fujitsu, Ryan spent 12 years in the UK Military delivering IT and communication services in a range of countries across the globe. Ryan has been recognised as a Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer and is in his final year studying for his MBA.




GDPR – There is no silver bullet and the importance of communicating this fact




Many groups from technology vendors to senior management believe that GDPR is an issue that can be fixed through simply deploying some additional security controls. Certain businesses believe that it should be the security function that should be responsible for becoming prepared and the ongoing management of it, without understanding that this a challenge that multiple teams will need to combat. This presentation will articulate why these trends can be damaging to businesses and the security professionals that they employ, whilst providing some suggestions to counter this approach


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Cambridge University Press
UPH, Shaftesbury Road
CB2 8BS Cambridge
United Kingdom

Thursday, 4 May 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)

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