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TPP Finance Seminar - Cyber Security

TPP Finance Breakfast Seminar

Cyber Security

6th October 2016

Cyber security - how confident are you that your system and data are protected from hackers or even carelessness of users? There is a lot at risk from a data breach, including a penalty for data loss from the The Information Commissioner ('ICO') as well as enforcement notices. As the boundary of data is increasing with internal networks, websites, portable media, mobile devices etc, it is becoming more difficult to protect the entire data landscape. The shortfall for a lot of not-for-profit organisations is the lack of expertise in this area. How can you gain control in order to avoid a data breach within your organisation?

Drawing on their experiences we have two guest speakers Brian Shorten,  and Iain Pritchard.

Our Speakers

Brian Shorten

Chairman at Charities Security Forum

Following over 25 years’ experience in Information Security, Business Continuity and Risk with organisations in the finance, telecoms and charity sectors, Brian left Cancer Research UK in 2012 to take on the full time job of Chairman of the Charities Security Forum (CSF) which he co-founded in 2007.

Brian holds a CISSP and has held CISA and CISM qualifications. He was an early member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI) with the membership no. of 346.

He holds a MSc degree in Information Security from the University of London, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Freeman of the City of London.

Brian has written many articles and presented on many aspects of Information Security, especially for the charity/not for profit sector emplacing people rather than technology.

He will be discussing:

  • What do charities have to secure
  • How do charities protect their assets
  • Who would want to attack a charity
  • What are the problems
  • What is the impact of a data breach
  • What resources do charities have

Iain Pritchard

Partner at Adapta Consulting

Iain Pritchard specialises in information systems solutions for charities and other not-for-profit organisations. He has 30 years’ experience in the industry, having started in a software house developing accounting package software, before training as a consultant with KPMG and then holding senior management positions both in charities, such as The Children's Society and The Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust, and in the commercial sector, where he was International Group IT Director for the Random House book publishing group. Most recently, he was partner with Sayer Vincent for over 10 years, where he led the information systems consultancy team which later became Adapta.

Iain draws on his deep and wide-ranging personal experience of the sector to guide charities to develop their own achievable strategies for information systems and technology. His technical background means that he is able to combine his full appreciation of the technical and commercial issues faced by suppliers with an understanding of the culture and context in which charities try to operate. Iain has helped The King’s Fund, Girlguiding UK, Overseas Development Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Oxfam UK, Mencap, CAFOD, UNICEF UK, National Autistic Society, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Alzheimer’s Society and many other organisations.