Breach Academy

Data Breach Academy

A comprehensive full-day training session designed to prepare your incident response team for data breach reporting under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the NIS Directive

Enrol for the 20th of September, 2023

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The Cordery Data Breach Academy is led by experts from Cordery who have handled more than 60 breaches, this training programme simulates a real-life attack scenario, allowing you to work through the details in real-time as part of a team managing your response.

Throughout the day, a simulated breach scenario will first be presented and continue to evolve. Experts will provide information to help you better understand the situation. Your team is assessed on response to the simulation, with detailed feedback, guidance and support provided to help you improve.

As part of the programme, each team is expected to prepare for a live TV news interview on the breach, which will be filmed by a professional news team in a real studio. This training programme provides an excellent opportunity to test your organisation’s readiness for a potential data breach and to develop your team’s incident response management and communication skills.

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Benefits of Enrolling for this Comprehensive Training Programme

Delegates receive: 

  • Detailed guidance on the security provisions of GDPR, from Cordery’s GDPR Navigator
  • Answers to FAQs on your organisation’s responsibilities under GDPR, again from Cordery’s GDPR Navigator
  • A film of your team’s performance on TV
  • A certificate of achievement
  • A template data breach response process
  • A template data breach report form
  • A template data breach log
  • Maturity barometer
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Who should attend?

The course will be invaluable to anyone who is likely to be part of a breach response team. That could include:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Public relations professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Senior IT professionals 
  • Chief Compliance Officers

Numbers will be limited to make sure that everyone has a chance to participate in the group’s decisions and so that individual feedback can be given throughout the day.

Can I bring a team from my organisation so we can work together?

Yes. You will work as a team at the Academy. You can bring a team from your organisation to work together or we can assign you to a team made up of people with different specialisms from different organisations.

Can I attend as an individual?

Absolutely. Individuals are encouraged to attend and will be placed within a team to complete the course.

What will I get out of it?

Dealing with a data breach can be an incredibly challenging task, requiring quick thinking and decisive action. This academy offers a unique opportunity to prepare for such a situation through simulated real-time scenarios. The realistic environment of our training has been designed to give you practical experience in managing a data breach, ensuring that you develop the skills and knowledge needed to react effectively in a real-life crisis.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of achievement, and the skills you have acquired will give you a valuable advantage when dealing with future breaches.

Moreover, attending our training could be seen as a mitigating factor by regulators, demonstrating that your organisation has taken proactive steps to prepare for such incidents. 

Who leads the course?

The course is led by expert lawyers from Cordery Compliance. They will use their experience in handling breaches to assess your skills and guide you through the process. They will draw on their experience of handling breaches which have been reported to regulators and their knowledge from responding to some of the most well-known breaches. Members of the team will appear in different roles throughout the day, for example as technical experts giving you real-time reports as the issue develops with a chance to ask questions to determine the severity of the breach.

You can find out more about Cordery’s expertise in data breaches here.

Where will the academy be held?

The academy runs, in Central London close to Fleet Street and St. Paul’s, on secure premises so that you can discuss real-life situations without the danger of being overheard, for example, if the training was running in a hotel. Representatives of each team will spend time in breakout sessions working as a team and in a studio environment.

How long does it last?

The academy runs from 9 am to 5.30 pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

How much does it cost?

Attending the academy costs £995 per delegate. There is a 20% discount for subscribers to the Cordery GDPR Navigator subscription service. Discounts are offered for 3 or more delegates attending the same Academy session from the same organisation.

Hear From Our Alumni

“I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a great deal. It has certainly given us much to think about as an organisation as well as the means to build a more robust and effective capability in this area.”

Senior Vice President, Leading Global Technology Business

“Excellent academy. It really put us through our paces with a scenario that seemed remarkably plausible. I came away feeling much more confident about how I would acquit myself if my organisation experienced a breach. Also a great networking opportunity and the team at Cordery Compliance were thoughtful about how they grouped the participants. Highly recommended for CISOs and CIOs – in fact all business leaders would benefit from this.”

CISO, Large Healthcare and Retail Company

“The Data Breach Academy provided an excellent day of training for our team. Cordery managed to successfully simulate an actual data breach which required us to quickly consider and act upon what felt like an actual live data breach scenario as events continued to unfold throughout the day. The training proved a very useful, and enjoyable, team building event for some of our people who would be working together in managing a data breach should it ever happen. I would highly recommend the Academy as a useful training exercise for any team involved in managing a data breach.”

GDPR Project Lead, Leading US Technology Company

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