GetSafeOnline’s Andrew Little to speak on online consumer education

As we get one week closer to PICTFOR’s event on cyber security, we introduce our third speaker, Andrew Little, Head of Partnerships and Public Policy at GetSafeOnline, to address the consumer protection side of the issue.

Andrew LittleAndrew drives GetSafeOnline’s efforts in encouraging the private sector to invest in the organisation’s web portals and communications and awareness campaigns, and to structure benefits for those companies from that association. Get Safe Online is jointly funded by the private and public sectors, and Andrew is convinced that such a structured partnership is the way to create awareness, understanding and action on safer online experiences, to the benefit of all. Andrew’s background is in growing diverse global businesses – from music to maps, postcodes to two-way radios.

Research by Deloitte estimates that nearly 4.6 million UK consumers have fallen victim to cyber crime and one third of those reporting that they have stopped dealing with the company they deemed responsible for compromising their data. At the same time, consumer expectations have drastically increased, with 88% of consumers expecting companies collecting data online to keep them safe, while 53% say they are more likely to share their data with a company they trust. Interestingly enough, interviews with company executives show their belief that consumers are responsible for the security of their online data.

In that light, Andrew’s contribution is promising to be informative and rich in practical applications for everyday consumer behaviour. His consumer-focused approach will surely tie in perfectly with the business, politics and overall cyber security take of the rest of our confirmed speakers.

Stay tuned with the PICTFOR blog for more details on our distinguished speakers, as they become available.

PICTFOR’s event “Cyber-secure: Governments, Businesses & Consumers” will take place on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013, from 8.30-10.00am in the Jubilee Room, Houses of Parliament. If you are a PICTFOR member, please email to reserve your place, or for general enquiries.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Cath Goulding, Head of IT Security, Nominet UK
  • George Quigley, Partner at BDO, incoming Chairman of the ICAEW IT Faculty
  • Paul Martin, Parliamentary Security Director, Houses of Parliament


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