Data protection and cybersecurity events to attend in 2020/2021
Cybersecurity and legal professionals have long had something in common. Yes, it is their passion for legal compliance and information security. No wonder that these… Read more
Cybersecurity and legal professionals have long had something in common. Yes, it is their passion for legal compliance and information security.
No wonder that these days cybersecurity experts will be up to speed on data security laws, such as these:
- According to article 32 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) organisations must implement current technical and organisational measures appropriate to the risk of processing personal data, including cryptography, the CIA principle, continuity and recovery, vulnerability scanning and continuous review.
- Regulation 5 of the Privacy of Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (as amended) requires ISPs and telecoms providers to take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the security of their services.
- The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) handbook requires financial services firms to establish and maintain appropriate systems and controls for managing operational risks that can arise from inadequacies or failures in its processes and systems.
- The Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 (NIS Regulation) requires essential services and digital services providers to take appropriate and proportionate technical and organisational measures to manage risks posed to the security of the network and information systems and to minimise the impact of incidents to ensure continuity of services.
And have you heard them talk? There is a natural spark when cybersecurity experts and lawyers discuss things. You will have heard the likes of: A: “Is encryption mandatory?”. B: “Well, no. These laws require a documented risk assessment and then addressing those risks by implementing appropriate security measures. Such measures can but do not have to include encryption”. A: “But encryption is so common these days. It would be almost negligent not to implement it”. B: “Well, yes, you are probably right. In practice, encryption will often be mandatory.”
So, where can you go to hear more of these exciting discussions? Here is a list of some legal data protection and cybersecurity events to lookout for in 2020/2021. Some have already happened, some were postponed, and some were cancelled and will be back in 2021.
Information Commissioner’s Office
The ICO’s conference provides an opportunity to get an update on the regulator’s action plan and to meet in person. Apart from presentations, workshops on trending topics of interest can be attended on the day.
2. Privacy Laws & Business
postponed until further notice
This conference has a strong line-up of speakers including regulators, privacy professionals, consultants and lawyers. Topics range from data protection, cybersecurity and ethics to specific matters of interest, legal and tech solutions, and developments around the world.
3. International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
16-19 November 2020
A comprehensive annual event with training, workshops and thought provoking presentations.
4. PDP conferences
8th & 9th October 2020
Perhaps less focused on cybersecurity, this event offers insights into various data protection topics and visitors can participate in workshops.
5. Society for Computers and Law
Coming up in June 2020
This online webinar will discuss trends in information security, security breach litigation and enforcement.
6. Data Protection World Forum’s PrivSec London
Held in February 2020
PrivSec typically covers general and industry-specific data protection and security topics. The conference is attended by practitioners and solution suppliers.
This year’s dataIQ summit will focus on data analytics.
You may have to lookout for updates as events may be cancelled or postponed due to the current situation. For more information about conferences please go to Cybersecurity Conferences.
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