Tuesday 11 April 2017
6:00pm - 8.00pm
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps
Free to attend for BCS, ISACA or IIA Members; £12.50 (+VAT @ 20%) for Non-Members.
Bookings after 3 April 2017 are not guaranteed for dietary requirements specified.
Speaker: Andrea Simmons, Managing Director, Simmons Professional Services Ltd
Following the completion of PhD research into the changing landscape of Information Assurance (IA) understanding in the face of the growth of cyber security, it’s time for another update! Andrea has involved the IRMA audience throughout. By way of a latest update, this presentation will focus on the findings relating to professionalism in the context of an extremely active year (2016) of breaches, data losses, exposures, company embarrassments - to an eye watering scale. How is it that we find ourselves continually repeating the requirements, year in and year out, and yet the scale of these data breaches is not diminishing. Is it time that we did some soul searching with a view to revisiting our approach? This and other philosophical questions will be asked - and some will be answered!
Andrea runs her own consultancy service providing strategic C-level information assurance, security and governance related advice. Andrea is loath to relabel this as cyber security consultancy...! Andrea (http://www.linkedin.com/in/andreasimmons) is an experienced information governance, risk and compliance (GRC) specialist with expertise in designing and delivering Data Protection/EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) and Freedom of Information (FoI), Information Assurance (IA), Records Management and Information Security management programmes, training content, strategy and planning. Andrea was responsible for both the creation of and the delivery of the ISA programme that was rolled out nationwide to all the offices of the UK HMRC following their significant breach in 2007. Andrea is author of two practical information security books, Achieving Best Practice in Public Sector Information Security, Ark Group Publishing, ISBN 978-1-906355-39-5 and Once more unto the Breach - Managing Information Security in an uncertain world, ISBN: 978-1-849283885, http://www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3901. This second book is referred to by a number of UK universities as part of their cyber security training programs, particularly as it contains a helpful 12 month ISA planner approach.
Various references and resources available https://www.google.co.uk/#q=andrea+simmons+IISP
Whenever possible events will be recorded and loaded onto the BCS website and the BCS Panopto channel for subsequent viewing by IRMA members and the general public, in order to meet the Institute’s Royal Charter commitments.
London Meeting Dates for your calendar - 2017: 9 May, 13 June, 4 July, 12 September, 10 October, 7 November, 12 December