Cyber and Data Breach Management in Travel – London

    05 March 2019
  • Venue:
    Grant Thornton
  • Location:
    30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG
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The travel industry holds a vast amount of personal and sensitive data, making travel businesses vulnerable to cyber attacks and data breaches. In fact, cyber crimes and data breaches are now being reported on a regular basis with all sizes of business being affected. It may now be a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’.

Attend ABTA's new seminar to ensure your business is prepared and able to report quickly and efficiently should you suspect you have suffered a breach. You should have robust breach detection, investigation and internal reporting procedures in place in order to respond. 

About the event

A breach can be a result of an internal error or external attack. For certain types of data breaches, companies now under the new GDPR have a duty to report to the Information Commissioner’s Office within 72 hours of becoming aware.

Do you know what the correct processes are? Are you able to locate the affected data and identify the risk to your business and data subjects? Do you know who from your company needs to come together as your response team? Can you inform data subjects easily? What is your response plan and how do you ensure that business can be maintained?

ABTA’s new seminar is designed to answer the above questions and equip attendees with the tools they need to plan for, respond to, and recover from a cyber or data breach. Hear guidance from, and put your questions to legal, industry, cyber, insurance, communication and ABTA experts.


  • Data auditing, understanding what data your company holds and educating staff
  • Detecting and identifying a data breach 
  • How to plan your response and the notification process 
  • Ensure your business continuity plans are up to scratch 
  • Top tips for brand reputation management and customer communications
  • How to deal with the consequences, including claims and losses


  • Moderator: John de Vial, Director of Financial Protection and Financial Services, ABTA
  • Representative from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
  • James Arthur, Partner, Head of Cyber Consulting, Grant Thornton
  • Vijay Rathour, Partner, Head of the Digital Forensics Group, Grant Thornton
  • Debbie Venn, Partner, DMH Stallard LLP
  • Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA 
  • Kaz Bansal, Information Security Lead, Travelopia
  • Stephen Ridley, Lead Cyber Underwriter, Hiscox UK and Ireland
  • Jen Giff, Associate, FleishmanHillard

Further speakers to be announced in due course.

Benefits of attending

  • Ensure you are ready, and have the correct processes in place for a data breach 
  • Learn what the most common threats are and how to educate staff to spot the signs 
  • Understand how to protect your businesses reputation and continue business as normal after an attack 
  • Take part in practical exercises and get top tips for how to respond to a breach whatever your business size
  • Network with peers from the travel industry and discuss common challenges and solutions

Who should attend?

The event is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about or involved in the management of data breaches, including large and small firms: 

  • Directors, CEOs and senior managers
  • Legal and compliance teams 
  • IT teams
  • Security teams
  • Operations teams.

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner* rate – £229 plus VAT 

Non-Member rate – £349 plus VAT 

​*To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.

Non-Members are welcome to attend ABTA Conferences and Events. For information about becoming a Member click here.

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Event partner 

Grant Thornton in the UK is part of a global organisation and is a leading business advisor to more than 40,000 clients. We sit at the heart of the growth agenda with a bold purpose to shape a vibrant economy by building trust and integrity in markets, unlocking growth in dynamic organisations, and creating environments where businesses and people thrive. Grant Thornton is committed to working with the leisure, travel and tourism sector to ensure its future productivity, growth and sustainable long term future.


DMH Stallard is a full service, award winning law firm stretching across five locations throughout the South East. We are passionate about winning and passionate about client care. Our mission is to provide a compelling and cost effective alternative to ‘Big Law’ for larger corporate organisations; to be a natural partner for ambitious entrepreneurial businesses; and to provide the very highest level of legal services to our private clients.


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"Gave me lots of information from real and credible professionals. Lots of opportunities to ask questions."
Lucy Szymonski
Club Europe Holidays
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