Secure Your Seat for BSI’s Best Practice at IMExpo/Infosecurity Europe


22nd April 2004

Olympia, London 27-29 April 2004

Delegates at this year’s IMExpo/Infosecurity Europe wanting to know all the issues surrounding information security can get the bigger picture by attending BSI Group’s free seminars on best practice in data protection, information security and regulative compliance.

BSI information security expert, Alan Shipman, will be conducting the best practice briefings and will be on hand to answer delegates’ questions over the two days. This will be an opportunity to exchange views, experiences and questions on how to create policies and strategies for information security, which minimise risk and maximise continuity.Alan Shipman says: "The first session at 11am is on data protection and privacy, where the talk will focus on the legal elements to managing information. This is a challenging task in terms of process, technology and, importantly, keeping within the law.

"Understanding the complex issue of data protection and privacy and how they impact on organisations’ information management strategies is a big challenge. We are here to guide you through that and get to grips with what steps need to be taken."The second seminar, at Midday, is on information security, an issue that BSI knows in depth as it facilitated the development of the original information security standard, BS 7799.

The seminar will discuss Best Practice for managing information in a way that protects the information itself as well as the systems and processes which handle it.

Marc Edney, of BSI Business information, says: "The well-publicised internet password story is really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wider issue of information security. Conformity to the standard (BS 7799) would require users to sign a statement to keep personal passwords confidential. It thereby protects both businesses and consumers."

"The standard further suggests that passwords should be included in the terms and conditions of employment (from Section 9 on Access Control), and BSI's belief is that more organisations should conform to BS 7799. BSI can provide CPD Certified training on BS 7799 and guidance on achieving certification."The final briefing is on the increasingly thorny issue of regulation compliance. All sectors must face up to an increasing degree of regulation and legal obligation, in terms of transparent reporting, information sharing, public accountability, freedom of information and corporate governance. Fulfilling such responsibilities requires control of corporate information and the workflows in which it is transacted and communicated. Managing documents, records, content and process is key to compliance.


For more information please contact:

Wilma Tulloch on +44 (0)20 8996 6330 OR
Marc Edney on +44 (0)20 8996 6330