AFCEA West -Oct 2018 – Cancelled

Thu 18 Oct 18 @ 18:45 – 21:15
Brickhampton Golf Club
Cheltenham Road
Churchdown GL2 9QF
Ian Humpherson

Event Cancelled (15 Oct 2018)

The chapter committee regret that this event has had to be cancelled.  Contact the Secretry via links at should you need to!



CISO as Parent! – Dr Andrea Simmons – i3GRC

There have been a number of presentations delivered and reviews made available looking at the changing role of the CISO (at RSA, in various online resources etc). To the speaker’s knowledge, none so far have looked at the role of the CISO in terms of that of a parent. This talk will take a humorous look at the correlations as an opportunity to widen discussion regarding the changing CISO role in the context of industry professionalisation. A key parental goal is to create a fully functioning self-sustaining member of society – if only all our interactions with our internal customers followed this path – rather than the permanent tie to the apron strings!

Speaker Details  -Dr Andrea Simmons

Andrea is an experienced information governance, risk and compliance (GRC) specialist with expertise in designing and delivering Data Protection/EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance frameworks, Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) and Freedom of Information (FoI), Information Assurance (IA), Records Management and Information Security management programmes, training content, strategy and planning and running global CISO office(s). She has wide experience in the private and public sector, spanning UK and global roles, implementing compliance programmes and information security management systems (ISMS). Andrea is author of two practical information security books, Achieving Best Practice in Public Sector Information Security, Ark Group Publishing, ISBN 978-1-906355-39-5 and Once more unto the Breach – Managing Information Security in an uncertain world, ISBN: 978-1-849283885, with a third planned to address the findings from PhD Research addressing the history of Information Assurance and how professionalism has changed (or not) to address the fluid requirements of achieving cyber security and privacy in an “always on” world.


Presentation and dinner £25.00 (discount for active serving members)

AFCEA UK West 18Oct2018

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  • Venue:

Brickhampton Golf Club
Cheltenham Road
Churchdown GL2 9QF

  • Timings:

Pre-meeting drinks 18:45
Presentation 19:30
Dinner approx 20:15