Navigating Infosecurity’s Role in GDPR Compliance

  • Date 07 Jun 2017

Navigating Infosecurity’s Role in GDPR Compliance

07 Jun 2017, 11:45 - 12:45

Information Security Exchange


The EU General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in May 2018. IT security professionals will have less than twelve months to gain awareness of the concrete requirements that GDPR puts in place and set out their plans for keeping compliant. This means carrying out audits, creating policies and reporting over time. How can infosecurity teams make use of existing time, budget and resources to effectively manage their organisations to GDPR compliance?

In a panel session moderated by Infosecurity Contributing Editor Dan Raywood, Rowenna Fielding, Data Protection Lead, Protecture & Former Information Governance Officer in the third sector, Jonathan Armstrong, Partner at Cordery, and Darron Gibbard, Chief Technology Security Officer at Qualys, will discuss the major compliance milestones and methods required for GDPR.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. What are the biggest GDPR compliance issues facing security professionals?
  2. How well prepared are security teams for gap analysis?
  3. What steps must teams undertake to draft policies and prepare compliance assurance, and how long will these take to be completed?
  4. How can IT teams build their business case for GDPR compliance resources, and secure additional budget if this is not currently in the plan?
  5. Who else within the business may already be working on compliance planning, and how should IT teams lead this collaboration



  • Rowenna Fielding


    Data Protection Lead

    Protecture & Former Information Governance Officer in the third sector

     Rowenna is a self-confessed privacy nerd and Information Governance (IG) geek who began her IG career by coming out of the server room and taking an...

  • Jonathan Armstrong


    Compliance & Technology Lawyer, Partner


    Jonathan is an experienced lawyer with Cordery in London.  He is regarded as one of the leading experts on data protection and data security law. ...

  • Darron GIbbard


    Chief Technical Security Officer, EMEA


    Before joining Qualys as CTSO, Darron spent the last 25+ years working for a variety of payment services, media and telco organisations providing...

  • Stephan Freeman



    Telegraph media group

    Stephan is CISO of the Telegraph Media Group. He has 17 years experience in the information security industry, across multiple industries and...

  • Dan Raywood


    Contributing Editor

    Infosecurity Magazine

    Dan Raywood is a journalist with more than 17 years experience, having primarily covered the B2B sector. He was the launch editor of Addison Lee’s...

  • Eduardo Ustaran


    Partner In The Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Of Hogan Lovells

    Hogan Lovells

    As a partner in the global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice of Hogan Lovells, Eduardo Ustaran is internationally recognised in privacy and data...


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