The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a relatively new European directive. It aims to improve and unify the way EU businesses collect, handle, process and store personal data such as customer information or HR records. From a security point of view, it brings about some crucial changes and legislation that your business needs to comply with. Are you worried that you aren’t GDPR compliant from a security point of view? Fear not, we can help!
What does GDPR mean for your business?
The introduction of GDPR has meant that a variety of technical and organisational procedures need to be changed and/or looked at more closely. One of these is the need to protect personal data against unauthorised processing, accidental loss or destruction.
Preventing unauthorised access to communication networks, the distribution of malicious code or damage to computer and communication systems are all essential parts of the GDPR security requirements. The legislation also mandates that you must have proper procedures in place to detect and investigate data breaches. Breaches must also be reported within 72 hours.
GDPR Security Services
In a nutshell, complying with GDPR means ensuring that your data security and processing is as tight as possible. We can help with this by challenging your network defences and proactively finding potential threats. We offer a wide range of security services, including vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and managed threat detection and response.
We can also offer the following support to help you with GDPR compliance:
Building resilience against cyber-attacks
Detecting and responding to malicious threats
Helping you understand and minimise cyber risk
Updating your security policies
Your current data storage processes
Help with Cyber Essentials accreditation
What can happen if security is breached?
GDPR means that you must report breaches of personal data. This includes but is not limited to, if any personal data is lost, destroyed, corrupted, disclosed, accessed without authorisation, accidentally lost, damaged or encrypted by ransomware.
In addition to being fined by the government, such losses can ruin a business financially or even destroy your reputation. It is so important to ensure your security systems are up to scratch yourself or we are happy to do it for you.