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Data risks, security and GDPR in a hybrid working world

Presented by Stephen Hill

In today’s ‘big data’ world cyber criminals will target any business regardless of size. The rapid pace of technological change and globalisation have profoundly transformed the scale and way in which personal data is collected, accessed, used and transferred. The global spike in remote working has increased security challenges as employees remotely accessed company networks, files, and data — but the work landscape is shifting again. Now, many businesses are implementing a hybrid work model, allowing employees to work both in the office and remotely offering a new set of challenges.

In light of recent cyber attack and data breach headlines more and more organisations are worrying about their own personal data and auditors must ensure they are taking every measure to protect this. Not only are organisations facing increasing challenges to safeguard their systems and data but pressure is on to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Getting it wrong can be extremely costly, with penalties of up to €20 million and the losses incurred from reputational damage.

This one-day course will look at how to review the effectiveness of your data security safeguards and will focus on the GDPR & DPA 2018 (post brexit) and the changes that organisations need to adopt in today’s hybrid working world.

Who should attend?

This course is open to all.

What will I learn?

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • recognise your organisation’s current data exposures
  • do’s and don’t when working at home 
  • identify the safeguards required to protect your data
  • understand the risks linked to data exposure
  • understand the GDPR & Data Protection Act 2018.

Course programme

The course will focus on the risks associated to data in this new hybrid working environment and how best to protect data from old and emerging threats including ransomware, phishing, social engineering, social media exploitation and cloud computing concerns.

  • how is the digital environment challenging data protection?
  • data security risks and emerging threats
  • IT governance as a best practice approach
  • DPA 2018 - what should we be doing?
  • data security and compliance
  • data loss prevention methods –  IT and people controls.

CPE competency areas covered

  • Performance (Fraud | Internal control | Risk management)
  • Environment (Information technology)

7 CPE points



10 October 2024




Live virtual course
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Non member £775.00 ex. VAT
Member £580.00 ex. VAT

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