GDPR GO LIVE IN:

As a business owner you will know that keeping your client’s personal information safe from loss or theft has always been a challenge. Data privacy regulations, such as GDPR require you to ensure that sensitive data is properly protected – no matter where it resides.

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In May this year the current data protection legislation will be replaced by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Although the UK is in the process of BREXIT, these regulations are likely to be converted into British law. With the deadline on the horizon, now is the perfect time to take a fresh look at your IT security policies and make sure you are compliant before the new legislation comes into force.

From May 2018 violations of the GDPR may incur fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €17M, whichever is greater. If you suffer a data breach the fines will be much higher if you are considered negligent. 

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IT Code can help businesses (up to 250 employees) to implement secure IT solutions. We can configure your existing IT systems to the highest standards of data security in accordance with IT/cyber security best practice.

Our services include (but are not limited to):

  • Security configuration of boundary firewalls and internet gateways.
  • Implementation or security configuration of existing Malware protection.
  • Making sure that all your computer equipment, boundary firewalls and software are up to date and installed with the latest critical and security patches.
  • Implementing or configuration of your existing backup solution.
  • Making sure that appropriate password policies are in place and follow National Cyber Security Centre best practices.
  • Documenting your network for any future IT security audits.
  • Data encryption on any external data storage/server to ensure only authorised persons can access the data.
  • Configuring access control logs and reporting systems to ensure that any IT security breaches are detected in real time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is affected by GDPR? GDPR affects all businesses that process personal data and is applicable to both public and private sectors.
  2. What do I risk? Violations of the General Data Protection Regulation due to go into effect in May 2018 may incur fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €17M, whichever is greater.

“There is no single product that will provide a complete guarantee of security for your business. The recommended approach is to use a set of security controls that complement each other but will require ongoing support in order to maintain an appropriate level of security.”

Source: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1575/it_security_practical_guide.pdf