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BSIA encourages registrations for Connected Products and Cyber Security Seminar

by Brian Sims

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is encouraging industry practitioners and security buyers alike to register for their free place at this week’s upcoming Connected Products and Cyber Security Seminar. The free-to-attend event is taking place at the Greswolde Arms, Knowle in Solihull on Thursday 2 November and is open to security and fire buyers and installers, or indeed any professional from either industry sector with an interest in improving their business’ cyber security and data protection policies.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

Sergeant Hinesh Mehta (West Midlands Police lead on cyber crime) Mehta has been a police officer for over 14 years and heavily involved with shaping responses to cyber crime, currently holding the portfolio for the Protect strand of cyber crime. Armed with a wealth of experience, Mehta is now trying to increase the skills set of the force while also working to prevent organisations from becoming the unfortunate victims of cyber crime. This presentation will provide a local perspective on cyber crime and cyber security.

Stephen Lampett (BSIA technical services manager and Cyber Security Product Assurance Group lead) With over 20 years’ security experience, Lampett’s background includes several roles at ADT Fire and Security in various different areas of electronic fire and security. This presentation will cover the BSIA’s Cyber Security Product Assurance Group, the work that its constituent members are currently undertaking and expected outputs.

Jack Wilson (ethical hacking consultant at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre) Wilson’s focus is primarily on IT infrastructure, security assessments and public speaking engagements to raise awareness of how to stay safe online. He has researched into various areas of information security including Windows 10 and OS X privacy, Microsoft Office malware, intrusion detection systems, reverse engineering, web application testing and iOS VPN security. Wilson’s presentation will cover the current and future threats posed by cyber crime.

Laura Irvine (partner and solicitor advocate at BTO Solicitors LLP) Irvine is a specialist in data protection, cyber security and information law. She has previously worked as a prosecutor and for the UK Government. Irvine now works with clients who find themselves involved with data and information issues and the Information Commssioner’s Office (ICO). She was co-counsel in relation to the first – and, to date, only – successful appeal against an ICO fine for a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 when the Scottish Borders Council had its £250,000 fine returned to them. Irvine currently provides organisations across all sectors with pragmatic and practical compliance advice in relation to the EU’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This presentation will cover the legal basics of the GDPR, consent and the other legal bases for processing, privacy notices and security requirements necessary to avoid ICO fines.

Delegates will also benefit from opportunities to visit the stands of exhibiting companies CSL Group, Global QA Consultants, Honeywell Security and Fire, Texecom and WebWayOne.

*Registration for the event will be open from 9.00 am with presentations beginning at 9.45 am and the event expected to conclude at around 1.30 pm. A full programme and online booking forms for both delegates and exhibitors are available on the BSIA’s website: https://www.bsia.co.uk/events.aspx

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