Any business that captures or uses data that identifies an EU citizen, whether business or personal data, will need to comply, or face heavy penalties. With the Information Commissioners Office now able to issues fines of up to £20 million, or 4% of global turnover. (The previous maximum fine for compliance failure was £500k) the risks for noncompliance are far greater.
Combines this with the increasing frequency and abilities of cyber criminals and the need to protect your systems and data has never been greater. This year alone we have seen a 40% increase in the number of data breaches through hacking and this trend is not going to diminish.
For over 14 years we have been helping businesses use technology in the best way possible and work to IASME standards for security. This means we have the experience and expertise to understand your business and challenges and make recommendations to make your technology work for you.
With the investment we have made in our in-house expertise, we can help your company prepare for the new legislation (GDPR) and help your company achieve Cyber Essentials and IASME Certifications.
With our three-step approach to Security, Governance and GDPR your business can demonstrate and be comfortable, that it has taken steps to mitigate risks, addressed process and educated the business to the needs of GDPR and data security.
The Cyber Essentials standard was developed over several years with government backing to create a cybersecurity standard which would be affordable and achievable. It allows businesses to demonstrate to customer, investors, and stakeholders that they have implemented essential security measures and controls to protect themselves against common cyber threats.
The new GDPR laws request security and data protection by design and ask companies to be able to demonstrate the measure to secure data that have been undertaken. Having Cyber Essentials certification is
a positive step on the journey to getting your business ready for GDPR. In addition to working through the IASME Governance and GDPR Readiness modules, you will identify and understand the policies and procedures that you need to cover to get ready for May 2018.