GDPR in focus at event following biggest data shake-up in 20 years

THE biggest overhaul of UK data protection regulations in 20 years will be in focus at a special event being held next month.

The Herald is hosting a Cyber Security Business Breakfast, in association with CMS, on Wednesday June 20, following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25.

One of the most talked about aspects of GDPR is the power for regulators to fine businesses that don’t comply with the law.

The event will provide information on how to mitigate a data breach, how GDPR will affect job creation, and how businesses ensure they comply with the new regulation.

CMS partner Alan Nelson said: “CMS is delighted to be lead sponsors at the Herald Business hq breakfast looking at cyber security. Cyber security is an issue which continues to demand a place high on all board room agendas – breach incident response planning, awareness of forthcoming breach notification requirements in line with the European General Data Protection Regulations and cyber liability insurance should all be all key concerns for directors and senior executives.”

Matt Little, head of technology and director of ZoneFox, will be a guest speaker. He said: “The risks associated with an online presence are ever-evolving, in line with our increasing use of technology.

“Businesses can no longer differentiate between inside and outside the network with the number of mobile devices being used, remote working being commonplace and connected devices found in many offices and homes.This means that security software needs to become more sophisticated in order to be effective; software such as ZoneFox looks to protect these modern organisations.

“Of course, alongside effective technology, there also needs to be a focus on culture and training throughout a business.

“Making sure that good cyber security practices are in place is no longer the sole responsibility of the IT team. From the board down, there needs to be a collective responsibility to keep an organisation and its IP safe.”

Alana Muir, a senior cyber underwriter for AIG, will take part in panel discussions alongside Newsquest’s group infrastructure and services manager Iain Johnson. The event takes place on Wednesday June 20 from 8am to 10.30am at CMS, 1 West Regent Street, Glasgow. To find out more contact Kerry Medford on 0141 302 7319 or or visit