The scare stories are true, says Simon Loughran of Certification Europe – there are heavy penalties for non-compliance with GDPR.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in May 2018, affecting not just companies within the EU, but also any business which holds the data of EU citzens. The penalties for non-compliance with the regulation are significant, explains Simon Loughran, Head of Information Security Services at Certification Europe.
Simon is an experienced ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and an Information Security Professional with 20 years of experience. This experience includes assessing, testing, auditing, developing, implementing, managing and reviewing information security / technology requirements across a diverse spectrum of industry.
His experience covers a broad swathe of IT & IS services including; Information Security management, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ITIL, Business Continuity, end to end IT / IS systems infrastructure security, support, managed services, ISP (Cloud and Hosting), networks and training delivery.
Simon’s professional accreditations are an industry recognised testament to his diligent approach to maintaining high standards. He currently includes CISSP, EC Security Analyst / Licensed Pen Tester, Certified Ethical Hacker, MCSE and ITIL Foundation, ISO 20000 Auditor, Websense Certified Security Engineer, HP platforms specialist, amongst others.