Virtual Roundtable:

Securing data in an increasingly complex world
Tuesday 6th July 2021, 09:30 (CEST)

Be one of six hand-picked senior IT leaders at our virtual roundtable event. 

Keeping your sensitive data secure is a central strategic imperative of organisations nowadays. But what does this mean in practice? There are many different types of data: financial, strategic, commercially confidential, and personal data. You cannot protect everything. There is a need to classify data so that it can be prioritized for protection.

To do that you need to understand the potential harms that can come to data. 

  • In some cases, such as with personal data, the danger is that it is leaked, something that can result in fines under GDPR. 
  • With other data, such as financial data, the real danger is that it is altered in some way, perhaps with bank details being changed so that criminals become the beneficiaries of invoice payments. 
  • And in other cases, data that becomes unavailable, perhaps because of a ransomware attack, can have major effects on operational efficiencies. 

Each of these dangers needs a different type of protection such as encryption, access control or backing up.

In particular, unstructured data repositories have been chronically undermanaged and overexposed within organizations. As Gartner have pointed out, the progressive adoption of cloud storage and collaboration platforms in recent years has made the situation even more complex to manage.

Protection needs to happen at all stages of the data’s lifecycle – when it is first being collected, when it is stored, when it is shared with other people, even when it is being destroyed. In addition, the location of data, on personal devices, stored in your own premises, or hosted in cloud, will affect the way you need to protect it.

It’s complicated. This free virtual seminar will explore the nature of data security and how organizations can ensure their information remains secure at all times. 

We will consider how to decide what data to protect and how best it can be protected from internal threats such as badly trained or careless employees, organised crime gangs, and malicious nation states. We will address pragmatic issues such as the important trade-off between security and operational efficiency. And we will discuss how organisations need to structure themselves in order to ensure they are both safe and compliant with regulations surrounding data.

Join with your peers to discuss how organisations can process their data securely.

The questions we will explore

During the meeting we will focus on questions such as:

  • What is unstructured data and how can it be classified?
  • Who owns the data you hold and process, and what does that mean for your organisation?
  • What harms can come to data? When is data most at risk? And how can it best be protected without damaging operational efficiency?
  • Is data more secure in the cloud or kept on your own premises? How can you tell where your data is at any one moment, and why do you need to know this?
  • What is the importance of culture, training and governance when it comes to keeping data safe?

Who is invited?

This virtual roundtable is designed for senior decision makers in organisations who are considering how best to secure data in an increasingly complex world. Delegates will work at large (500+ employees) organisations in the private and public sectors.

Be one of 6 senior IT professionals around the around our virtual table. For any enquiries, please contact Mergin on 0208 349 6458 or email

The breakfast briefing is brought to you by Varonis and is only for senior executives as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted. To be eligible you must be employed by a corporate legal entity such as a private company: if you are a sole trader or in a partnership other than a legally incorporated partnership, we will be unable to offer you a place.

When you register, we will ask you for your corporate email address which we will share only with the event sponsor(s). See our privacy policy.

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