Information security: Keeping your business off the front page

Thursday 9 June 2011

18:30 start. Refreshments available from 18:00.

Swale Room, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ


Of late, the security of information, and in particular personal data, has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Whilst information is arguably a company’s most important asset, relatively few have yet to adopt a robust framework to ensure its protection: in this non-technical presentation, John will share his experiences in establishing an effective Information Security Management System.

He will introduce the concepts of asset identification, risk assessment, and security controls, and explain the importance of communication and training. With increasing customer demand for the Information Security standard ISO27001, and Information Security Management a key component of PCI DSS and ISO/IEC 20000, this session will be of interest to those working towards these important certifications.

For information security professionals, we offer an exciting panel of speakers who are able to share their experiences and ideas in an informal environment.


John Godwin MBCI, PRISM, Head of Compliance & Business Services, Attenda Ltd

John is Head of Compliance & Business Services at Attenda, and is responsible for all of Attenda’s Management Systems (ISO9001, ISO20000 and ISO27001), as well as a portfolio of vendor certifications and standards.

He is a Lead Auditor, a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), and a Practicioner of the Institute of IT Service Management (PrISM). Within the last few years, he has assumed responsibility for corporate environmental initiatives, including achievement of CarbonNeutral® Company status, and developing and launching a carbon offset programme for Attenda’s clients: his interest and passion in this important area contributed to his election as Chairman of the itSMF’s Sustainable IT Service Management Special Interest Group in 2009.