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Why you need to tighten up your IT security

2019-01-23T15:06:42+01:00October 22nd, 2018|

It is second nature for us to make sure our cars, offices and homes are locked up, with windows and doors closed so intruders  cannot gain access to our belongings.

So why don’t we treat our IT security with the same level of caution? With the GDPR now in place, the importance and necessity of securing all personal data is a must.

However, with 44% of businesses stating last year that they don’t view strong security as a priority can you really say your data is secure? Do you trust your business and the businesses you work with to protect your data and make sure their IT security is up to standard?

At TecSec Services Ltd, we believe IT security is one of the most vital parts of any business. Put simply, without IT it’s much harder, if not impossible, to carry out the tasks needed to fulfill your role day to day. Losing access to your email, files or the internet would result in downtime and would cost your business money.

We believe that by having strong IT security solutions in place you will drastically decrease the chance of being cyber attacked and facing fines from the GDPR.

With our staff training on the GDPR outlining what’s expected of staff, phishing attacks and the basics of IT security, it will increase their knowledge,  helping them to easily avoid mistakes.

Under the GDPR a personal data breach is classified as:

“A breach in security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data relating to him or her”

Something as simple as emailing a spreadsheet of data to the wrong person or falling victim to a phishing attack, if personal information is accessed, must be reported as a breach to the ICO.

Do you really want to receive a fine for something so easily avoided?

Contact us today if you wish to secure your data and start the process of complying with the GDPR, including access to our GDPR training for your team.

If you’d like more information on Phishing attacks, you should check out our guide on Phishing and how to identify the red flags, so you can be better prepared if you are targeted

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