GDPR & Cyber Security

Cyber Essentials Certification helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.

Self-help for Cyber Essentials

Our guide to the five technical controls explains how to:

  • Secure your Internet connection
  • Secure your devices and software
  • Control access to your data and services
  • Protect from viruses and other malware
  • Keep your devices and software up to date

By having Cyber Essentials Certification you can reassure your customers that you are working to secure your IT infrastructure against cyber attack. This can also be an assurance for any new business, providing the promise that you already have cyber security measures in place.

sfG can help you become Cyber Essentials compliant and guide you through the technical jargon.

GDPR

New data protection laws (called the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ or ‘GDPR’) came into force on 25th May 2018. This legislation updates and replaces the existing Data Protection laws. You and your company will almost certainly be affected in some way.

The things you will need to do are split broadly into 2 areas – your policies and procedures; and your IT security. We strongly believe you need advice on both these areas – legal advice to ensure your policies and procedures comply with the new laws; and IT advice to ensure that you are holding and processing data securely. You need to consider both aspects and to take advice from suitably qualified experts in both fields.

We can help you understand how to ensure that your data (and the data you hold about others) is safe and secure and we can help you implement data security measures that will ensure you comply with the GDPR. For legal advice we recommend you speak to a legal expert for clarification on how the laws will affect you. We work with a local firm of lawyers to provide joint advice on GDPR so you can get coordinated advice from both legal and IT experts.

You can find out more on the Information Commissioner’s website.

Please get in touch to see how we can help you get GDPR compliant.

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