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"Cyber Security - Cyber Essentials and the GDPR"

27 March 2018 18:00 to 21:00

LES B&I North-West Seminar & Meal

Sweet Mandarin
, 19 Copperas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1HS

Speaker: James Balderstone
Managing Director & Principal Consultant at Lucid Networks

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, and cyber security is the biggest technology issue facing professional services businesses who use IT today. Cyber Essentials is a government backed standard which can defend an organisation against 88% of the most common cyber attacks. This seminar will explore how by increasing organisations’ IT security, through the cyber essentials programme, it can go a long way towards being GDPR compliant.

James Balderstone is Managing Director & Principal Consultant at Lucid Networks, a specialist IT Infrastructure consultancy, based at Manchester Science Park. He has over 19 years’ experience of designing, supporting and delivering IT to the professions. Lucid specialises in managing business critical IT infrastructure, including servers, networks & cloud computing, with a focus on security. Lucid’s clients range from SME’s to large corporate firms. James is a qualified Cyber essentials ACE practitioner. This means he can help organisations become Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certified. He is also a certified GDPR Essentials practitioner. GDPR Essentials is a data protection standard devised to assist organisations in their efforts to comply with the GDPR directive.


LES Members  - £35

LES Member Guest - £40
(must register with LES Member)

Non Members - £55

The cost includes a 2 course meal with wine