Cyber Security and Information Risk Management

04/04/2018 - 9am - 4.30pm - FREE

About the Event

This workshop will offer an overview and explanation of information risk management and how it is used to secure the business by identifying the risks to the business and the necessary controls needed to reduce those risks to an acceptable level.

The workshop will also explain GDPR and the potential risks that this incoming legislation will expose the business to, and describe ISO27001 (the international standard for Cyber Security) and Cyber Essentials and how that will assist in meeting objectives.

NB – This is not a practical workshop and delegates are not required to bring a laptop computer.


The workshop will explain the jargon that surrounds Cyber security and the difference between a Cyber- attack and a data breach. It will also explode some myths surrounding GDPR and will describe the benefits of ISO27001 and the Governments Cyber Essentials programme. The participants will leave with a good understanding of what they need to do in order to protect themselves and some simple practical tips that can be implemented immediately and usually with little or no financial investment.


  • Overview of Information Risk Management and Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security jargon & Cyber Attacks
  • Principles of Information Risk Management
  • Data Breach
  • Introduction to Business Impact Analysis - Workshop
  • Business Regulations
  • GDPR -General Data Protection Regulation
  • Cyber Maturity Assessment leading to Cyber Essentials
  • ISO27001 & Cyber Essentials

Workshop Presenter - Kevin Hawkins


  • Full days refreshments & lunch provided
  • 09.00 registration
  • 09.30 start
  • 16.30 finish

Am I eligible?

These workshops are available for businesses, partnerships, sole traders, and registered charities, with a trading address located within Greater Lincolnshire (North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire & Lincolnshire).

To access these workshops, your business must complete an SME enrolment form in order to check the business’s eligibility against the funding criteria. (The form will be sent to you on completion of an Eventbrite booking - if one has not already been completed and on file).

As this is a business support focused programme, rather than a skills programme, all workshop/masterclass places are limited to one delegate from each business to ensure we can support as many businesses as possible at each workshop.

Through Eventbrite you are requesting to book a place on a workshop/masterclass and this delegate place will be confirmed via email once the SME Form and eligibility have been checked.

As this is a fully funded business support programme it is delivered free of charge so its success is measured based on the number of businesses that are supported and the hours of support. The eligibility dictates a minimum threshold; therefore, each SME must commit to attend a minimum of two workshops/masterclasses to comply with the funding criteria.

If you would like to book a place, please click here.


Boole Technology Centre , Beevor Street , Lincoln , LN6 7DJ