Cyber Security: an overview of the global landscape, the defence strategies and the GDPR

Cyber Security: an overview of the global landscape, the defence strategies and the GDPR

2017 will, for a number of reasons, be a very significant year globally for cybersecurity and data breaches as the issues emerging in 2016 develop, and the impact of major legal changes are felt. There are a number of trends emerging which, to some extent, compete and companies will need to be alert and careful to ensure that they successfully navigate the privacy and security landscape in the different jurisdictions in which they operate.


The cost of a breach can be huge, often reaching millions of Euros. Cyber-attacks can hit any industry or location. At a time when a breach is an increasing threat, those in charge of cyber security are faced with a challenging task: They must defend their organisation from a constant barrage of attackers at the same time remaining one step ahead of criminals.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The clock is ticking

Companies operating in the EU have one year to become compliant to incoming data protection regulation. The update to general data protection regulation (GDPR), which is set to come into force in 2018. Companies that operate within the EU now need to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their data, or face a fine of up to 4% of global turnover. Compliance is a complex task for many firms. With this in mind, The seminar will have a dedicated section focusing on the new legislation and what it means to your organisation. The sessions aim to provide insight and advice to help your company put the right procedures in place, ensuring the safety and accountability of valuable business IP.


  • Audience This seminar covers a broad spectrum of issue and it can be beneficial to almost all levels of the staff and from several department and units.CEO’s, Directors, Managers, Information Security, Information Technology Regulatory Compliance, Risk, Intelligence units, Network architects, Data privacy, Fraud Prevention, HR and othersDuring the two day seminar the following topics will be discussed
    • Background of information security and Cybercrime
    • Fundamental issues (Policies & Standards, Identity & Access Management, Threat & Vulnerability Management, Service Providers, IT Risk Management)
    • The Regulatory environment & The Role Of Authorities
    • EU Legislation (EU Legislation Landscape, Convention on CyberCrime, Data Privacy, Electronic Identity, Regulation of Investigatory Powers, Computer Misuse
    • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP)
    • Preventing , Detecting and Responding To Cybercrime
    • An overview of technology (Firewalls & IDS, anti-malware applications, logging and reporting, penetration testing, methodologies)
    • Strategies & Technology Options for Cyber Security
      Business continuity (business/disaster recovery planning (DRP))

    Best Practices for better Personal, Team and Corporate Cyber Security



LOCATION: CMS Training Centre, Limassol

TIME: 09:00 - 17:00

FEES: HRDA eligible €282, non-HRDA eligible €520 (both + €98.80VAT)

You can register by sending the completed registration form above to or via fax to 2227 4475. If you need help completing the form, please give us a call at 2227 4470

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Trainer: Dr Dimitrios Patsos

A highly skilled cyber security executive with a diverse set of competencies and international experience; twenty years of experience in information security business development in the European, the Middle East and the Northern Africa security arenas; holder of C-level, Director, Senior Manager and technical positions for regional leading security companies and system integrators; strong academic and research background; very large network of interpersonal contacts in customers, partners, the academia and the international security community; hands-on experience in multiple technologies; extensive thorough knowledge of international regulatory frameworks and compliance standards; highly self-motivated and mobile, committed to results and driven by excellence; exemplary professionalism, ethics, discretion, and personal integrity.