Cloud security leader Netskope to host “Privacy in the Cloud” webinar

Today, many major organisations rely on cloud technology to support over 1,000 of their business applications, many of which are built within organisations without explicit approval – a phenomenon known as ‘shadow IT’.

The problem of organisational misalignment is exacerbated when you consider new data protection standards coming out of the EU that all businesses dealing with the personal data of EU citizens are obliged to uphold, at the risk of attracting huge regulator penalties.

The General Data Protection Regulation is shaking up the way we think about data privacy and handle consumers’ personal data. Facebook, Google and a swathe of other global brand names are already feeling the GDPR’s pressure, and a number of smaller businesses have already been fined for data transgressions committed since the new laws came into play in May 2018.

To satisfy the GDPR’s demands for accountability and good practice when it comes to data handling, it is essential that organisations maintain meticulous records of processing activities.

However, challenges arise when reconciling this obligation with privacy requirements, business continuity, and the drive to place infrastructures in the more efficient cloud environment.

So what do you need to do to make the transition to cloud effectively and legally?

On February 27th, an exclusive webinar hosted by Netskope will see a panel of experts discuss the challenges and solutions of data protection and privacy in the multi-cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) environments.

Topics covered include:

  • Contractual agreements
  • Geolocation challenges
  • Management of data transfers with sub-processors across the globe

Sign up today to get a firmer understanding of each of these problem areas, and hear the experts debate on best practice to adhere to so that the data subjects’ rights come first.

On the panel at the Netskope webinar are:

Ivana Bartoletti, webinar moderator and Head of Privacy and Data Protection at Gemserv.

Ivana’s years of experience in the field span the public and private sectors, including senior roles in the NHS, Barclays and Sky. Ivana holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) with a Distinction and a postgraduate management degree in European Public Affairs.

She recently moderated the Keynote Conference at Data Protection World Forum, and is a very highly regarded speaker in the industry.

Rowenna Fielding, Data Protection Lead, Protecture
Rowenna Fielding joined Protecture in early 2017 as an experienced data protection practitioner with almost a decade of experience advising voluntary and commercial organisations.

Formerly a specialist in information security management, Rowenna obtained the ISEB Certificate in Data Protection in 2011 and has since focused on the practical implementation of data protection law and good practice.

As a data protection enthusiast, Rowenna is also Digital Officer for the National Association of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officers, and an active member of the Information and Records Management Society.

In 2018, she was awarded the “Captain Compliance” trophy by the ‘Security Serious’ industry awards for her work in bringing data protection to life through blogging and public speaking.

Neil Thacker, cyber security expert

Neil leverages over 20 years’ experience in the cybersecurity and technology industry.

As Netskope CISO EMEA, Neil works alongside product and engineering teams to ensure the secure delivery of Netskope technology and services. With a focus on data protection and regulatory compliance, Neil works with customers to ensure their security programmes are both optimised and can deliver on their strategic requirements in a cloud-first world.

Neil has previously served at Swiss Re, Deutsche Bank, Camelot Group and Forcepoint and continues to be involved in building effective security and data protection programmes.

Neil is Advisory Board member for the CSA GDPR Centre of Excellence and member of the ENISA Threat Landscape stakeholder group where he contributes to the EU agency program alongside CERTs to position the threat landscape, offer mitigation advice and threat analysis and automation innovation. Neil is also co-founder and board member of the not-for-pofit Security Advisor Alliance (SAA).

Neil is CISSP, CIPP/E and CEH certified and is a frequent speaker and writer on cybersecurity, data protection and privacy-related topics.

About Netskope

A global leader in cloud security, Netskope helps multinationals to harness the full potential of cloud and web-based technologies in a way that prioritises security through all points.

Our patented Cloud XD technology eliminates blind spots by going deeper than any other security provider to quickly target and control activities across thousands of cloud services and millions of websites.

With full control through one cloud-native interface, our customers benefit from 360-degree data protection that guards data everywhere and advanced threat protection that stops elusive attacks. Netskope — smart cloud security.

The Netskope “Privacy in the Cloud” webinar will take place on:

Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019
Time: 10:00AM GMT

Register here today!


PrivSec Conferences will bring together leading speakers and experts from privacy and security to deliver compelling content via solo presentations, panel discussions, debates, roundtables and workshops.

For more information on upcoming events, visit the website.

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