Data Protection law will change on 25th May 2018 with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With fines for non-compliance reaching as high as 4% of global turnover, GDPR is designed so that it will never be cheaper to suffer a breach rather than secure your network.
There are some helpful summaries on this page designed to give you an overview of what the new law entails but most organisations will need the help of dedicated experts to ensure compliance.
As a starting point it is important that those in charge of data protection can respond positively to the following questions:
- Are you aware of what the GDPR encompasses?
- Would you know if your data had been breached or accessed by an unauthorised party?
- Would you be able to investigate what had gone wrong and fully report on what data had been lost within 72 hours of discovery?
- Do you know the location of all the Personally Identifiable Information on your network and that it is stored securely?
- Do you have positive consent for all the data you hold on your network?
Cygnia Technologies are dedicated to helping business’s maintain a high level of cyber security and some organisations will have a lot to do to ensure their compliance with this regulation and the scope can seem overwhelming. Cygnia are ready to help these organisations with advice and implementation of procedures and technologies to make sure the maximum fine is avoided and their overall cyber security is comprehensive.