GDPR and Cyber Crime - The Role of Trustees

on Thursday 7th Mar, 2019 at 10:00am

This workshop is aimed at Trustees and Leaders of Charities, Multi Academy Trusts and any other Not For Profit organisation. As the course is free of Jargon, no prior technical knowledge or experience is required.

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 10.00am – 12.00pm, Dunchurch Park Hotel, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby CV22 6PL

In the run up to the 25th May, we were all inundated with emails pleading for us to consent for organisations to continue to hold our details and begging us to read new privacy policies. We were frightened on a daily basis with threats of eye watering fines, of tales of businesses being unable to continue to use their marketing databases, and the fear of a deluge of subject access requests. But what’s happened since the 25th May 2018 ? The world hasn’t come to an end.

In a speech to the CBI in September 2018, James Dipple-Johnstone the Deputy Commissioner at the ICO stated:

If you adopt privacy by design, treat cyber security as a boardroom issue, and demonstrate a robust culture with appropriate transparency, control and accountability for your and your customers’ data, then we will not usually have an issue with you should the worst happen.

As Directors, Trustees and Leaders in an organisation, the legislation requires us all to be accountable and to ensure that the personal data of our customers and employees is kept safe and treated with respect.

During this education session you will be provided with an overview of what’s happened since the 25th May 2018 and presented with some forecasts on what can be expected in the future. We will look at opportunities that good data governance can provide an organisation.

The award winning team at Risk Evolves will be joined by representatives of the West Mercia and Warwickshire Police force and an ethical hacker from OmniCyberSecurity. The session will feature a ‘live hack’ on an environment to demonstrate how easy it can be for criminals to compromise your environment. This is not “death by PowerPoint”. 


  • Brief overview of the GDPR legislation and subsequent UK Data Protection Act 2018

  • What’s happened since the 25th May

  • Who are these cyber criminals? And why are they attacking us? Who else wants our data ?

  • How could personal data be compromised ?

  • What do I do next ?

  • Who can help ?

By the end of this workshop delegates will be able to: 

  • Understand the core principles of the GDPR and UK Data Protection Act 2018

  • Appreciate the recent cases that the ICO and the Police have prosecuted

  • Understand the cyber threat to your organisation from a local, national and international perspective

  • Describe the 10 steps that you need to take to ensure that you are compliant with the regulations

  • Understand the organisations that are available to support you in achieving this.

Helen Barge (Risk Evolves)
Louie Augarde (OmniCyberSecurity)
James Squires (West Mercia and Warwickshire Police).

Warwickshire CAVA - Members* | £10.00
Warwickshire CAVA - Non-Members** | £15.00

For further information please contact Alison Orr, Warwickshire CAVA Training Manager on 01788 574258, or email:

*Please ensure that you are listed as a member, and therefore entitled to the discounted fee, before registering for the event:

**Voluntary Organisations are invited to become members, for free, by completing a Registration Form, found here:

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