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Brian Shorten

Chairman
Charities Security Forum (Confirmed)

A highly qualified information security management expert with experience in the financial and telecommunications industries, and the charity sector. Brian is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Charities Security Forum, which he has been leading since 2007. The Forum is established as the premier group for information security professionals working in the charity sector. Its members enjoy discussions and presentations on subjects of particular relevance to the not-for-profit sector and are able to consider security matters openly and freely with their colleagues and peers. Brian is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society. He holds the CISSP, he is a member of the Business Continuity Institute and in 2004 awarded a MSc in Information Security by the University of London.

  • Appreciating the legal obligations of employers and individual rights surrounding access to information under the GDPR
  • Outlining how to effectively manage your employees’ data responsibly
  • Understanding the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO), according to GDPR regulation
  • Examining key responsibilities for DPOs: reporting data breaches and GDPR enforcement
  • Considering recruitment and workforce challenges to fill any gaps ahead of May 2018
  • Creating an effective reporting structure; ensuring all data breaches are reported to the DPO immediately to facilitate an effective and adequate response