It can be tempting to perceive data protection regulation and security certification such as GDPR, Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001 as a minefield. But, with more and more security attacks threatening businesses, it is essential to adhere to these regulations to ensure you avoid security breaches. Implementing robust IT security protocols is now critical for business of all sizes.
Select Technology is here to help you understand which IT security measures are relevant to your business and your industry and deliver an IT security solution that complies with all legislation. This will include a mix of technology, clear protocols and training your staff. We’ll help you address concerns such as the impact of the Cloud on information security and the need to control access while making data more available amongst many others as we guide you on your path to compliance.
IT Security & Cyber Security
IT Security Audits
In order to assess where you are at in your IT security journey, we will run IT Security audits. This will allow us to highlight where you business is most vulnerable, but it will allow also give us an excellent overview of your business and how you manage your data.
From this audit, we will be able to design a clear plan of action to update your security protocols, from updating your security software solutions to providing you with a clear disaster recovery plan or a user-friendly way to manage your devices. We will also evaluate how likely your staff is to lead to security breaches.
Viruses, Worms and Ransomware are all examples of malwares. These malicious software are designed to damage, encrypt, steal or perform illegitimate action on devices or entire networks. This means that the wrong people could get access to thousands of confidential files and sensitive client and business information.
In order to protect you from malware attacks, we offer a wide range of products and services, and we will keep these systems up-to-date so that you are continuously protected.
Mobile Device Management
Whilst implementing anti-virus protection on computers is one of the most common forms of IT security, protecting your company mobile devices is essential to ensure they don’t introduce security threats to your systems. Having personal email accounts linked to your business phone can increase your chances of data breaches for example, whilst stolen mobile phones represent another a big threat to businesses.
This is where a Mobile Device Management system can help. It will give you control over your company mobile devices, and ensure you exactly how and when devices access your work systems. This will also help you meet the new GDPR requirements and ensure your mobile devices are protected with relevant passwords and security measures.
Having a disaster recovery plan in place in case of data breach, malware attack or hardware failure is essential to ensure business continuity. Select Technology can help you put a robust disaster recovery plan in place and ensure your company is protected against any data loss. We offer different solutions for Business Continuity and Disaster Recover.
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as GDPR, was implemented on 25th May 2018. This new regulation system unifies and strengthens data protection across Europe and ensures all European citizens benefit from the same data protection. Following this, the level of accountability and security you need to assign to the data you manage has increased significantly.
What does it mean for your business?
The new European legislation means that your business needs to be even more vigilant when it comes to handling clients’ personal data. As an organisation, you will need to ensure you process personal data in a lawful way and that data is securely stored. Implementing clear notice of data collection, outlining processing purposes and defining data retention and deletion policies will also help you become compliant.
Don’t forget to train your staff, so that they know the latest legislation.
What happens if you don’t comply?
The General Data Protection Regulation includes much tougher penalties for businesses who don’t comply with the legislation. This is why it is important to work with your IT provider to ensure you are GDPR-compliant.
How Select Technology can help
Select Technology can help you understand how to deliver continuous compliance by using the latest technology. We can also provide you with expert advice and consulting services, including full GDPR compliance assessments. We can then provide you with clear recommendations on how to become GDPR compliant and implement measures where required.
It is worth noting that GDPR gives you a unique opportunity to re-align your business processes to make your business more efficient, secure and productive. By taking a methodical, process-oriented approach to compliance, you can turn GDPR into a tool to help you understand how your organisation functions, what information you have and how it is processed. Technology, particularly cloud storage technologies, can play a big part in this process.
IT Regulatory Compliance Services
A government-back certification scheme, Cyber Essentials is a great way to reassure customers and show them you take cyber security seriously. We can help you pass the certification the first time.