A Storm is Coming? The Cyber Academy hosts debate on Data Security and the Changing Legal Environment


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The rise in use of mobile technology and cloud services has helped drive the ‘Big Data’ revolution, providing businesses with new data and new opportunities to exploit it. At the same time there has been exponential growth in the incidents of ransomware and other malicious security issues. In addition, businesses need to be aware of the impact of the impending implementation of tougher data protection laws now that the ‘countdown to compliance’ with the new GDPR has well and truly begun.


MBM Commercial, in conjunction with the Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University (http://thecyberacademy.org), is hosting a seminar to look at some of the key issues affecting data security created by this ‘perfect storm’ and help identify how best to cope with the legal and technical challenges facing businesses today. The event will hear from speakers across a range of disciplines with perspectives from the legal, law enforcement, technical, business and academic communities.


  • 8.15am – 8.30am Registration and breakfast
  • 8.30am – 8.40am Welcome and introduction – Andy Harris, MBM Commercial
  • 8.40am – 9.10am Current Threat Landscape – Eamonn Keane, Police Scotland
  • 9.10am – 9.40am Data Protection compliance under GDPR – Andy Harris, MBM Commercial
  • 9.40am – 9.50am Refreshments
  • 9.50am –10.20am Network Security in the Age of the Third Platform – Stephen Hampton, Hutchinson Networks
  • 10.20am –11.00am Insider Threats and Ransomware – Professor Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University
  • 11.00am to 11.30am Questions and further networking

Registration here.

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Associated people

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
Lynn Crawford
Project Manager (Cyber Academy)
+44 131 455 2635
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.