Cybersecurity is protecting computers, networks, software and programs from an attack, hack and any damage using advanced technology, effective practices and processes.
One of the most worrying factors of cybersecurity is the evolving and developing nature of security risks. Cyber threats are becoming a common occurrence and it has been recently estimated that ransomware attacks have cost SMB's upto £75,000 which can be extremely serious to the business and its operations.
Nearly all businesses use technology for critical operations and day-to-day activities involving sensitive data. Criminals are exploiting the weaknesses of companies to attack their data and operations and businesses often run the risk of damaging their reputation, finance and operational activity through a lack of security.
From May 2018 onwards, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK. For businesses who rely on cloud management services which involve personal data, action must be taken to ensure that they meet the regulation. Failure to do so will result in significant fines of 20 million euros or 4% of your overall turnover.
You will need to ensure that you have effective security measures in place when designing your CRM, internal processes and business platform. Failure to implement efficient security processes will result in a breach of GDPR regulations. This is meant to improve security globally with the ever increasing threat of cyberattacks.
We are a Cyber Essentials certified organisation that can help you to devise a strong and robust security strategy as well as manage your technological structure.
A business should take all measures to prevent an attack and have a robust cybersecurity strategy and framework to maintain security and resilience for the technological infrastructure in the organisation. This should identify, detect, respond to, recover and prevent any future attacks from taking place.
Comms-Byte can help you to understand the implications of GDPR for your business. We can update and review your procedures to align them against the requirements of the regulation and ensure that you're business is capable at preventing, responding to and recovering from any future cyber attacks.