Meetup: Information Security: How to Reduce Your Attack Surface with Data Sanitisation

19 June @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am, The Goring, Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

Access to the right data is important for any organisation. But while data is an asset, it can also be a huge liability. And the problem is not just deciding how to collect and use data legally. It is also critical to decide what data to collect and keep, and what data to erase.

Storing data is a risk, and an unnecessary one if you are not going to use it. This is especially so if the data you are storing is sensitive or “special category” data such as health data, or business-critical data such as new product blueprints.

To avoid this, data sanitisation is essential. Organisations need to decide if data is an asset to their organisation, in which case they need to protect it. But if it isn’t an asset, then it’s a liability that must be addressed.

Attend this breakfast meeting organised by TEISS to explore this issue, and come up with pragmatic solutions for data governance that will enable your organisation to thrive. Questions will be discussed:

  • How does unnecessary data storage increase costs and information risk?
  • How to identify data that can be erased, particularly redundant, obsolete or trivial data?
  • How to ensure data security when migrating data to the cloud?
  • How to erase data safely and completely, then prove to regulators and other stakeholders that it has been done so?
  • How to manage IT assets so that when they are reassigned internally or sold to third parties the data on them is deleted?
  • What are the standards and guarantees that should be demanded of data destruction partners?

This breakfast meeting is designed for senior technology decision makers in large organisations (1000+ employees). These include those who have responsibility for: information technology (IT Director, Head of IT, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Technology Officer, CIO. Head of IT Procurement) and information security (CISO, Head of Information Security, Chief Digital Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Privacy).

This event will be most relevant to those in the areas of the private and public sector that are highly regulated in their use of data and data storage, including Financial Services, Insurance, Legal and the Health Sector.

Click here for more info about the event.