Most businesses hold some data that would fall within the realms of the new General Data Protection Regulations which become enforceable on May 25th 2018. If you are more than a sole trader then you will have payroll, if your business deals with consumers then you have your customers data. But GDPR isn’t restricted to consumers, it also applies to the records you hold on business contacts.
You may be well on the road to implementing the procedures required to make sure you are as compliant as possible with the new rules. That puts you well ahead of many. But have you considered how secure your data is? How easy would it be for someone to compromise your systems and gain access to all your data?
If you don’t know then you need to take a look at your networks, PC,s and applications to ensure you have the right levels of security in place to protect yourself from a breach. And don’t forget a breach isn’t just someone stealing your data it is the loss of data too.
If your laptop is stolen there are several things you need to worry about, including:-
One of the biggest causes of a data breach is likely to be through malware infections. Think back to the WannaCry ransomware that swept around the globe and devastated the health service in 2017. If your data is encrypted by ransomware and you cannot recover it, then you have lost the data and should report the breach.
If you don’t know the answers to any of the questions posed above, or if you know you have serious shortcomings you need to address, then please do contact us and we will help you to resolve the issues and ensure your security is supporting your GDPR compliance efforts.
Call us today on 01788 440024 to book in your free cyber security audit. Or fill out our online registration form quoting code 18BP04CS.