Panel Session: GDPR And Cyber Security

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Panel Session: GDPR And Cyber Security

Event Title:

GDPR And Cyber Security

Scheduled Time:

10:30am until 11:30am

Hosted By:

David Cawthray, Assistant Director Transformation and Change at Bradford Council


This seminar will focus on the General Data Protection Regulation, identifying the impacts to Cyber Security, with techniques and tips to what you need to change to be prepared for its introduction in May 2018.

The new security requirements under the GDPR take into account the data protection authorities’ past experience and the new digital environment thus Cyber Security is elevated to a leadership and management issue, rather than a matter simply for the IT department.

Speakers will describe the expectations and intent of this new regulation in the context of information security and data protection. This event will include speakers from across various business sectors and key speakers who have vast experience across public and private sectors.


Speaker Profiles


David Cawthray - YEN Expo 2017

David is a member of the senior leadership team of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, and was recently appointed as the Assistant Director of Transformation and Change, helping to define the digital transformation strategy to meet the current challenges facing the public sector and the district.

David has been working with the Council for over 5 years, and prior to that, he spent 17 years working in the private sector with Pace plc, the worlds leading digital set top box manufacturer.

Dr. Andrea Cullen - YEN Expo 2017
Andrea is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Bradford. Her area of expertise is Cyber Security and as well as being at the forefront of impactful research she is also a Cyber Security practitioner and works in industry as a consultant, certified ISO/IEC 27001 lead implementer (Information Security Management Systems) and certified trainer.

She therefore has a mix of research, theory and practical experience in Cyber Security. Her main university teaching includes ISO2700 and business systems security for postgraduate students studying MSc Cyber Security. She also works with a number of PhD students in cryptocurrency, malware analysis, cyber risk and online radicalization amongst others.

Her work in industry includes implementing ISO/IEC 27001 systems in organisations looking to develop and improve their information systems security and advice and training on implementing GDPR compliant systems.
Andrea is the director and founder of the newly opened Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre (CSIC) at the University of Bradford and continues to work on joint projects with colleagues within Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Peace Studies, Management, Law and Social Science. Her main research areas are the security of business systems, ISO27001, online radicalisation, social engineering and the implications of security for organisations.

Andrea’s has a 1st class degree in Computing and Management and a PhD in Operations Management. Her career has included industrial experience as a computer programmer and systems analyst working on projects throughout the UK where she has been responsible for the development and implementation of many software systems as well as 14 years working with the higher education sector as a lecturer. She is passionate about all things related to cyber security, improving online security and safety and developing safer societies.

Gary Hibberd - YEN Expo 2017
Gary was appointed as Managing Director of Agenci Information Security in 2012 but began his career as an IT programmer back in 1985 and has had a passion for all things cyber related since then.

His love of all things ‘cyber’ started when he was just 15 years old, when he saw “War Games”. From that moment on he was hooked and did all he could to understand this new ‘super highway’!

He began as a computer programmer as a young lad and worked his way through programming, to systems design, to network architect to information security! His broad range of experience in almost every discipline in IT means he knows ‘What good looks like’ (and what bad looks like too!) when it comes to protecting your business and reputation.

He is an experienced and qualified Information Security & Business Continuity professional, author, speaker and regular contributor to government initiatives on cyber security and counter terrorism.

Gary is a member of CENTRIC, which is a UK Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism Research Board, who advise at a UK and European level on these topics. He is also a keen supporter of CiSP, the Cyber Security Information Sharing Programme, which is a UK Government initiative established to drive communication and action related to Cyber incidents.

In recognition of his work in raising the awareness of Cyber related issues, in an engaging and thought-provoking way, Gary was shortlisted in the June 2016 UK ‘Cyber Security Awards’, for the ‘Cyber Personality of the Year’ and Agenci were shortlisted for the ‘Most innovative Cyber Insurance Product’.

Dr. Simon Parkinson - YEN Expo 2017

Simon Parkinson is a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science within the school of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. Simon’s research interest is in developing intelligent systems for manufacturing and cyber security.

This involves his continuing research of developing and utilising artificial intelligence for task automation. His research interests are cyber security focussed as cover aspects such as access control, vulnerability and anomaly detection, learning domain knowledge, mitigation planning, and software tools to aid situation awareness.

Emma Roe - YEN Expo 2017
Emma Roe heads up the Commercial team at Shulmans LLP.

She has wide-ranging commercial experience advising clients across all manner of commercial contract, IP and IT issues as well as specialist regulatory areas such as data protection issues and anti-bribery and corruption compliance.

Her particular expertise in respect of data protection compliance has involved her in advising clients on reacting to and investigating data security breaches, coordinating large-scale subject access request responses and advising on large volume data transfers on mergers of organisations as well as for the outsourcing of key services.

Her team are currently working to help clients in a variety of sectors to achieve GDPR compliance in time for the new legislation coming into effect in May 2018.

Vanessa Smith - Bradford CollegeDCI Vanessa Smith is head of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit. She has served in West Yorkshire Police for 22 years, developing the force’s first cybercrime unit and cyber response strategy.

During her career, she has also investigated historical child sex abuse allegations, managed Registered Sex Offenders and managed teams tackling serious organised crime.


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