GDPR – Top Tips

Image result for gdprGDPR was introduced in April 2016 with a 2 year transition period, due to commence in May 2018. The new EU ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ has set new standards and rules for how consumer data can be used. The consequences of ignoring the new data security procedures, can result in serious fines. If your company has its data breached – it can expect fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of its global annual turnover.

We can help your organisation to prepare for GDPR by ensuring that your company has a secure IT setup, data storage, security solutions and ongoing managed IT support. Read on for our top tips on preparing for the new regulation:

  • Train and test your users. Phishing attacks are becoming more common than ever – it is important that your staff are trained on security awareness, to help identify a phishing attack.
  • Protecting the server is not secure enough, you also need to consider;
    1. A well configured firewall
    2. Endpoint security software
    3. APT Blocker (to protect against advanced threats, such as Ransomware)
  • Ensure staff have strong passwords – a minimum of 12 characters, a combination of numbers, symbols, capital letters and lowercase letters. Try not to use dictionary words also.
  • Have a detailed plan in the event of a data breach, what steps you will take as a response.
  • Test for vulnerabilities with regular scans

If you would like to speak with one of our team about this new regulation, please contact a member of our team on: or call 020 8249 7000

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation will apply.

Image result for gdprThe GDPR will be introduced to protect the personal data of residents within the EU, meaning that all organisations will need to have certain systems and processes in place.

If companies face legal action over mistreating personal data, they can face fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of global turnover.

Brexit will not exempt companies who operate in the UK only, either – it is likely that the GDPR will apply before we even leave the EU.