Exclusively at PrivSec London, Greg van der Gaast discusses a fundamental necessity for data protection

PrivSec London presents two days of content-rich keynote talks and panel debates designed to address the most pressing business issues on today’s data privacy and cyber security landscape.

Coming to the QEII Exhibition Centre on February 4th and 5th 2020, delegates at PrivSec London can share knowledge, experience and ideas while learning from industry experts about how to implement new laws governing data handling practice today.

A security fundamental

The protection of data is a common goal within the spheres of both Information Security (InfoSec) and Data Governance. While Information Security ensures that a company’s data is safely locked down, a strong Data Governance system will ensure that this secure information is openly accessible across the organisation or business, and only to those with the required levels of authorisation.

Both are primary pillars for a company’s cyber security strategy, but only a solid InfoSec strategy can truly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data in a way that responds to the demands and dangers of modern data handling.

Executed correctly, Information Security should prevent or greatly reduce the impact of potential security incidents, bringing down risk to a level that the business can manage. At a time when cyber threats and hacking instances are reaching record levels, bosses need to be considering the role Information Security plays in their organisation’s cyber programmes.

The expert view

Delegates at PrivSec London can learn more about Information Security and its role in supporting sound Data Governance, when Greg van der Gaast takes to the stage in the conference’s Keynote and Privacy Theatre on Tuesday 5th February.

Head of Information Security at University of Salford, Greg is an established keynote speaker and frequent contributor to industry podcasts. As an expert in proactive Information Security Management, Greg is outspoken about bringing accountability and care to Information Security organisations in order for them to cost-effectively contribute to the business.

He has a two-decade track record of rapidly identifying and rectifying issues that have gone unnoticed for years through a holistic yet highly detail-oriented approach. He is also experienced in building Information Security programmes and organisations with the visibility to catch critical issues and eliminate their root causes upstream through business engagement, dramatically raising assurance levels while reducing costs.

Carrying out these processes, Greg has identified numerous root causes often ignored by, and sometimes even caused by, the security industry and associated practices. A thorough approach and passion for his subject of expertise make Greg an outspoken advocate for attention to detail, critical thought, and a spirit of leadership and responsibility to Information Security Management.

Also speaking at PrivSec London

  • Florian Marcus, Presenter-Analyst at e-Estonia Briefing Centre
  • Ivana Bartoletti, Head of Privacy and Data Protection at Gemserv
  • Olu Odeniyi, Cyber Security and Digital Transformation Consultant
  • Tash Whitaker, Global Data Privacy Director at Whitaker Solutions
  • Vicki Gavin, Head of Cyber Risk at Artemis Fund Management
  • Dominic Aslan, CIO at DL Hudson
  • Rowenna Fielding, Senior Data Protection Lead at Protecture
  • Steve Wright, Partner at Privacy Culture
  • Dan Cope, Data Privacy Manager at Financial Services Industry
  • Josephine Harriman, Global Cyber & Privacy Legal Counsel at Morgan Stanley

Register your place at PrivSec London today!

Building on the huge success of data privacy and cyber security conferences held throughout 2019, PrivSec London starts 2020 with another two-day event packed with keynote talks, panel debates, workshops and exclusive presentations.

The conference will offer DPOs, CISOs, CEOs, data practitioners and IT professionals an unmissable opportunity to join the global debate on data privacy and cyber security as digital transformation accelerates and data law frameworks grow in complexity.

Register for PrivSec London today

Event details

Event: PrivSec London

Where: QEII Exhibition Centre, London

When: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th February 2020


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