Improving Security Awareness in the Public Sector

Date: 26th Mar 2015

Venue: The Goring Hotel, 15 Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW

Join us for an evening of fine dining and excellence at a restaurant that celebrates the finest of British cuisine. The Goring Hotel has been in the heart of Belgravia since 1910 and been lovingly run by the Goring family since its inception. The Goring Dining Room has become the destination restaurants for the best of British cuisine in London and is the proud holder of many awards and accolades.

It has been argued that in the public sector, security awareness correlates with distance from Whitehall. Although in central government, the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and the criminal justice system, the issues of information security have been features of the risk landscape for some time, it is a different story in areas such as health or transport where although there is a growing understanding of security issues, organisations lack a comprehensive approach. Meanwhile in local authorities and the education sector, security is too often seen as a cost, not as an enabler.

In general, central government departments unused to dealing with national security or fraud-related threats and NHS and local government organisations have a more varied, but limited understanding of the threat landscape and do not yet understand what would represent an appropriate level of threat protection. So how do we get the public sector to better recognise security threats in a changing landscape where employees are mobile, threats are legion, but resources are increasingly limited? In a world of BYOD, CYOD and COPE, how do all public sector organisations drive effective security awareness? And how do you make sensible governance work?

This Government Computing Dining Club event, in association with Blackberry, will take a pragmatic approach to the key aspects of security in 2015. Join us for an evening of networking, expert talks and stimulating conversation.

Who should attend;

IT Managers/Directors
Heads of IT

For more information please contact Georgia Foley at:

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