Privacy Impact Assessment for Cyber Resilience

Wednesday, 6 & 13 March 2024 – 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM AEDT | Online

Training Overview

Frameworks, Tools and Techniques to Pre-empt Risks and Mitigate Breaches and Incidents 

In today’s digitally connected world, safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining cyber resilience are critical for government organisations. Privacy Impact Assessment is a systematic approach that helps organisations understand and manage the potential privacy risks associated with their cybersecurity measures.

Privacy Impact Assessments are commonly conducted by organisations as part of their privacy and data protection compliance efforts, especially when introducing new technologies, systems, or processes that involve the processing of personal data. The assessment is designed to help government organisations identify and address privacy risks early in the development process, reducing the likelihood of privacy breaches and ensuring compliance with relevant privacy laws and regulations.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for leaders in charge of transforming local government including:

Privacy Officer, Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Cybersecurity Analyst

IT Security Manager, Risk and Compliance Manager and Privacy Compliance Officer

Policy Analyst, Information Systems Manager and Cybersecurity Specialist

Learning Outcomes

Understand the importance of privacy impact assessments

Identification and evaluation of privacy risks 

Learn the process of conducting a Privacy Impact Assessment 

Compliance with privacy regulations and standards 

Meet Your Trainer

General Manager

Brendan Newell is an experienced educator and dynamic education and training professional who has been responsible for leading a number of learning teams and development programs spanning several technical domains (electrical engineering, computing, integrated logistics, battlespace management and program management).

Brendan has worked in large international companies, building upon a diverse array of work in educational contexts, nationally and internationally in local and federal government and private education institutions.

He excels in develop of strategic initiatives and applying his project management skills during the execution of such programs.

He enjoys working with education and learning professionals and helping them tackle challenging situations by assisting them in developing strategies and skills to help them achieve their desired outcomes.

Key Sessions

Day 1: Module 1Day 1: Module 2Day 1: Module 3Day 2: Module 4Day 2: Module 5Day 2: Module 6

An Introduction to PIA

  • Introduction to the Cyber Security Protection Framework, Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and Cyber Resilience
    • Explain the importance of privacy and cybersecurity in modern organisations
    • Describe Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and their role in enhancing cyber resilience
    • Explain the relationship between privacy regulations, data protection, and cybersecurity
  • Key Concepts and Principles of Privacy Impact Assessment
    • Defining personal data and sensitive information
    • Listing the principles of privacy and data protection (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, etc.)
    • Describing cyber resilience and its components

Frameworks and Process

  • Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Privacy and Cyber Resilience
    • Identifying the major privacy and data protection regulations worldwide
    • Describing how regulations impact cybersecurity and resilience strategies
    • Aligning PIA practices with relevant legal requirements
  • Privacy Impact Assessment Process
    • Step-by-step example of how to conduct a PIA for cyber resilience
    • Identifying and involving key stakeholders throughout the process
    • Documenting and reporting best practices for PIAs

Privacy Risks and Cyber Resilience

  • Identifying Privacy Risks in Cyber Resilience Strategies
    • Analysing potential privacy risks in cybersecurity measures 
    • Understanding the impact of privacy breaches on cyber resilience 
    • Evaluating the trade-offs between privacy and security measures 
  • Mitigating Privacy Risks
    • Privacy by design: Integrating privacy considerations into cybersecurity plans
    • Implementing privacy-enhancing technologies and practices
    • Building privacy-aware incident response plans

PIA Tools, Techniques and Awareness

  • Privacy Impact Assessment Tools and Techniques
    • Examples of utilising tools and methodologies for conducting PIAs
    • Assessing data flows and information handling processes
    • Privacy risk assessments and impact analysis
  • Privacy Training and Awareness for Cyber Resilience
    • Educating employees about privacy best practices in cybersecurity 
    • Creating a culture of privacy and security awareness in the organization 
    • Addressing the human factor in cyber resilience planning 

Practical Application

  • Case Studies and Practical Exercises
    • Analysing real-world PIA case studies from various industries 
    • Hands-on exercises for conducting a privacy impact assessment 
    • Group discussions and problem-solving scenarios
  • Monitoring and Reviewing Privacy Impact Assessments
    • Continuously monitoring and updating PIAs in response to changing threats and regulations 
    • Conducting periodic reviews of privacy policies and cybersecurity measures 
    • Reporting and documenting privacy compliance for audit purposes 

PIA and Cyber Incident Response

  • Integrating Privacy Impact Assessment with Cyber Incident Response
    • Aligning PIAs with incident response plans and business continuity strategies 
    • Leveraging PIAs for post-incident analysis and improvement 
    • Ensuring privacy considerations in crisis management and communications
  • Wrap-up and Action Planning
    • Recap of key workshop takeaways and insights
    • Creating an action plan for implementing PIAs in cyber resilience strategies
    • Open discussion and Q&A session


Final Price


per person + GST

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