Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report identified that 93% of cases took attackers minutes or less to compromise systems. Organisations, meanwhile, took weeks or more to discover that a breach had even occurred. The Online Trust Alliance discovered that 90% of data breaches could have been prevented using critical security best practices, as 29% were the result of employee error (intentional or accidental) due to a deficiency in internal controls.
Not only are organisations facing increasing challenges to safeguard their data, but pressure is on to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new directive applies to all businesses and creates new guidelines and regulations to follow when handling and storing data. It is therefore crucial to ensure your business can comply; failure to do so can be costly.
High-profile data breaches including Sony, Yahoo and Uber are a wake-up call to organisations everywhere — so just how safe is your data? This session will demonstrate how to review the effectiveness of your data security safeguards and will focus on the GDPR and the significant changes that organisations need to adopt.
You Will Learn How To:
- Identify how the digital environment is challenging data protection
- Recognize data security risks and emerging threats including social media
- Discern and assess GDPR best practices
- Distinguish the six principles and new challenges set by the regulation.
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge