SECO-Institute and ADPP entered into a strategic partnership

The SECO-Institute and ADPP today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to help organisations, teams and individuals improve their Privacy & Data Protection

There is a growing need for an increased number of and better qualified Cyber Security and Data Protection professionals. This can only be achieved by developing and offering a place where Data Professionals can meet to share their thoughts, challenges, triumphs, and where they come to learn about the most important and up to date issues affecting their industry.

SECO-Institute and ADPP both offer a broad range of services for their members. With this partnership SECO and ADPP can offer a one-stop-shop for professionals who are looking for the latest information about privacy and data protection.

Vincent Jentjens, Chairman of the SECO-Institute: “We are proud to partner with ADPP, as this partnership will increase the value of our global proposition of Cyber Security and Data Privacy courseware and exams. The fact that ADPP is choosing to expand its course portfolio with the SECO-Institute certifications, is a big step towards achieving our goal. We aim to improve security and data privacy through our globally recognised certifications, professional development courses and networking opportunities.

Penny Heyes, CCO of ADPP: “The SECO-Institute develops the highest quality Cyber Security & Data Privacy courses. Their deep insight into how people learn is engineered into every course, accelerating understanding and workplace application. We are delighted to offer the SECO-Institute courses to our members and organize knowledge events with them.“

For more information about this press release, please contact:

SECO-Institute: Vincent Jentjens, [email protected]

About ADPP:

Since global regulations surrounding data privacy and protection have strengthened the data handling framework, the data professional is core to the management of every organization. Many Data Protection Officers and Heads of Compliance are working in isolation.

ADPP(The Arena for Data Protection Professionals)  has been established as a peer to peer community where support is available for anyone dealing with data: DPOs, Heads of Compliance, CTOs, CISOs, Marketing Communications managers, Customer Service managers, CIOs.

ADPP runs regular webinars, virtual events, plus workshops, online courses. We offer advice (from other professionals) on technology product selection, a curated news feed and a discussion forum.  We will be launching a new recruitment and freelanace market place service later in 2020.

We are organizing face to face events, where we can meet, under Chatham House rule, to network with our Data Protection and Privacy Peers. At these networking events, we will ask a guest speaker to talk for a few minutes about a topical issue where we can learn and debate. Follow us on Twitter @digitalarenaco


About SECO-Institute

Security & Continuity Institute (SECO) is Europe’s leading institute for highly recognised Security & Continuity certifications.

Our goal is to improve Security & Continuity through our globally recognised certifications, professional development courses and networking opportunities.
We are committed to provide IT security professionals with practically applicable knowledge and skills to safeguard the society and organisations for cyber crime
We are the facilitator of exchanging knowledge and best practices through communities of professionals and strategic partners.

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