Enabling Safe Business

‘Enabling Safe Business’ is a series of events organised by NEICT to bring service managers, information owners and governance, assurance and security professionals together to collectively explore issues such as:

  • Public Services Network (PSN) compliance
  • Changes in data protection legislation
  • Cloud security
  • The cyber security threat landscape
Enabling Safe Business  – a closer look at Cloud 18th March 2016
Sunderland Software Centre
More and more services used by public services are being provided in the cloud and accessed online.  We used to call these hosted systems – it’s all the same.

With the growth of the ‘apps economy’ it is easier than ever for colleagues to process data using online services, sometimes without the knowledge of IT, information security or data protection colleagues.

“Enabling Safe Business: a closer look at cloud” is a half-day, free-to-attend workshop which aims to bring together key players from north east public services to explore:

  • Context
    • Trends towards cloud and types of cloud service
  • Risks
    • Impact on business of cloud failures
    • Risks from the growth of Shadow IT (including that nothing is ever FREE)
  • Mitigation
    • Information Security and Data Protection considerations of cloud
    • Ensuring we procure cloud services taking into account of the risks involved

The workshop will be held at a central location in the Region and should be of interest to

  • Senior Information Risk Owners (SIROs)
  • Information Asset Owners
  • Heads of IT
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Information Security officers
  • Procurement officers
  • School Business Managers
  • Elected Members
  • School Governors

Enabling Safe Business ‘15


11th June 2015
Sunderland Software Centre


  • Introduction
  • Threats to the business
  • Keeping services safe
  • Supporting risk management
  • Making sure the Public Service Network (PSN) works for us

Introductory Video

Youtube playlist of useful videos


Enabling Safe Business


11th July 2013
Sunderland Software Centre


  • So what’s stopping us?
  • What should we do?
  • Why worry?
  • What must we do?
  • Keeping systems safe – simply and cost effectively
  • PSN CoCo compliance
  • Information classification and Government Protective Marking
  • Managing information on mobile devices
  • Panel Question and Answer session