[Owasp-cambridge] Joint OWASP Cambridge & BCS East Anglia “An Evening with GDPR” Tuesday 7th November 2017

Adrian Winckles adrian.winckles at owasp.org
Wed Oct 25 13:37:55 UTC 2017

 “An Evening with GDPR” Tuesday 7th November 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017 18:15 – 20:45, Lord Ashcroft Building
(LAB003/LAB006), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Hosted by the Cyber Security & Networking Research Group, Anglia Ruskin
University, British Computer Society (BCS) East Anglia Region, UK Cyber
Security Forum Cambridge Cluster and OWASP (Open Web Application Security
Project) Cambridge Chapter

This evening is part of a series of 1 Day Workshops and evening events on
raising awareness for local  businesses & organisations on the issues of
cyber security and cybercrime, what regulations and legislation do
organisations need to be aware to protect themselves and what is considered
best practice in these challenging times.

In 6 months Europe's data protection rules will undergo their biggest
changes in almost 2 decades. Since they were conceived in the 90s, the
amount of digital information we create, capture, and store has
exponentially increased.  In simple terms, the old regime was no longer fit
for purpose.

The solution is the mutually agreed European General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on May 25 2018. It will
change how businesses and public sector organisations can handle the
information of customers.

The regulation has spawned a raft of “GDPR expertise” and scaremongers who
predict the “end of the world as know it” .  In our evening, we have two
expert opinions of what GDPR should mean to you and your business both from
an IT Security and a Legal Point of View.

*Background *

The British Computer Society (BCS) East Anglia Region represents the
computing profession in the Eastern region providing networking
opportunities for professionals and companies, a forum for continuing
professional development and encouraging young people to enter and stay in
technology based business.

The Cambridge Cyber Security Cluster is an affiliate UK Cyber Security
Forum, a government and industry led partnership which will look at how the
region can develop the skills and infrastructure to combat cyber security

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of
application software. Their mission is to make application security
visible, so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about
true application security risks.

The *Cyber Security and Networking *(*CSN*) Research Group at Anglia Ruskin
University has close working strategic relationships with industry,
professional bodies, law enforcement, government agencies and academia in
the delivery of operationally focused applied information and application
security research.  We have strong international links with professional
organisations such as OWASP, BCS, ISC2, IISP & the UK Cyber Security Forum
amongst others.  The primary aims of CSNRG are to help the UK and partner
nations to tackle cybercrime, be more resilient to cyber attacks and
educate its users for a more secure cyberspace and operational business
environment.  These will be achieved through the investigation of threats
posed to information systems and understanding the impact of attacks and
creation of cyber-based warning systems which gathering threat
intelligence, automate threat detection, alert users and neutralising
attacks.  For network security we are researching securing the next
generation of software defined infrastructures from the application API and
control/data plane attacks. Other key work includes Computer forensic
analysis, digital evidence crime scenes and evidence visualisation as well
as Cyber educational approaches such as developing Capture the Flag (CTF)
resources and application security programs.

*Speaker Biographies & Abstracts*
Dr Reza Alavi – Chair of BCS Information Risk Management and Assurance SG

Reza has been working in various IT positions in the last 27 years and
currently working as an information security consultant. He worked as
International Marketing Manager in two companies, which specialise in wide
range of consultancy services such as information security, risk
management, business continuity and IT governance in the Middle East.

His current work as security consultant includes, specialising in
information security coaching, helping his clients to become more effective
and efficient typically through the strategic of information systems, risk
management and security governance. Having significant experience of the
commercial and financial sectors in various parts of the globe working with
variety of cultures and work ethics enables him to understand current
security requirements and threat landscape to achieve better outcome in GRC

Reza is currently chairing the “Information Risk Management and Assurance
(IRMA)” specialist group in BCS and sits on the RM/1 Risk Management
Committee at “British Standard Institution (BSI)”.

*Abstract: GDPR Security – “how to do it"*

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest
shake-up in privacy legislation and data management approach for many
years. It will impact any organisation throughout the world that processes
personal data relating to EU citizens. Organisations which breach the
regulation can be fined up to 4% of their annual global turnover or 20
million Euros, whichever is greater.  Breaches will apply to firms which do
not have adequate customer consent for processing their personal data or
violate the principle of the privacy by design concepts and model. It is
crucial to note that both data controllers and processors are subject to
the rules, such as failing to carry out a privacy impact assessment or not
notifying the authority (ICO, the Information Commissioner’s Office, in the
UK) about a breach. This talk will look at GDPR from the IT security

*Dai Davis, Technology Lawyer, Partner Percy Crow Davis & Co*

Dai Davis is a Technology Lawyer and Chartered Engineer.  He holds Masters
degrees in both Physics and Computer Science.  He is a Chartered Engineer
and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.  Dai has for
decades consistently been recommended in the Legal 500 and in Chambers
Guides to the Legal Profession.  Having been national head of Intellectual
Property Law and later national head of Information Technology law at
Eversheds, Dai is now a partner in his own specialist law practice, Percy
Crow Davis & Co.

He has a nationwide legal practice and travels regularly throughout the UK.
Dai advises clients on intellectual property in Information Technology
products, and all types of computer and technology law issues including
such topical matters as Open Source, IT Security, Cloud Computing and Data
Protection issues.  Dai is a non-executive director of FAST (The Federation
Against Software Theft) and a Freeman of the WCIT (Worshipful Company of
Information Technologists).

He is primarily a non-contentious lawyer.  A further “super specialism”
that Dai has practised for over two decades is high-tech product safety and
product recall, including the law relating to CE Marking.

*Abstract: GDPR Data Protection – A Lawyers View*

Data Protection has recently undergone a fundamental reappraisal with the
enactment of the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation
(“GDPR”). GDPR is not due to come fully into force until 25 May 2018; yet
businesses which do not plan for it now will be severely disadvantaged. And
whatever the final timetable for Brexit, or the nature of the agreement
under which the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, businesses will
need to comply with GDPR.

The new legislation is radically different from what is currently in place.
Instead of a notional transparency through registration and consent under
the existing legislation; real transparency under the GDPR is achieved
through a series of rights given to individuals. Examples of such
individual rights are: the right to object to data collection and the right
to be forgotten. This is backed up by much more extensive obligations on
data controllers to provide information on request and sometimes even
before a request is made.

Many lawyers focus on greater penalties under the GDPR: a maximum fine of
€20,000,000 can be imposed for breaches (up from £500,000). In addition to
clarifying such penalties Dai will spend as much time on the *substantial
commercial benefits* that can be derived from the new legislation.

The talk includes mention of the following topics:

·      The obligation to consider privacy when designing an electronic

·      The obligation to consider privacy by default

·      The obligation to notify breaches to the information commissioner

·      The obligation to notify breaches to an individual affected

·      Right to object to data collection

·      Right to object to data profiling

·      Right to be forgotten

·      Right to data portability

·      The effect of Brexit on UK data protection law

*Provisional Agenda *

18:15  – 19:00 Registration & Refreshments (LAB006)

19:00 – 19:05 Welcome from the OWASP Cambridge Chapter Leader, Adrian
Winckles, Director of Cyber Security & Networking Research Group, Anglia
Ruskin University

19:05 – 19:50 GDPR Security – “how to do it"* - *Dr Reza Alavi – Chair of
BCS Information Risk Management and Assurance SG

19:55 – 20:40 GDPR Data Protection – A Lawyers View - Dai Davis, Technology
Lawyer, Partner Percy Crow Davis & Co

*Registration *

To register for this free event, please register online at


The event will be held in the Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB004 (Breakout
Room LAB006 for networking & refreshments).

Please enter through the Helmore Building and ask at reception.

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge Campus

East Road



Please note that there is no parking on campus. Get further information on
travelling to the university.

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