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Data Privacy Day and the business case for effective security planning

Data Privacy Day and the business case for effective security planning

January 28th is International Data Privacy Day and serves as a reminder of the growing importance of data in our organisations and how we must protect it.

Information security management is no longer driven by the fear of security breaches alone. There is now a growing urgency to meet stringent data privacy requirements of legislation, such as the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Failure to do so could soon result in hefty fines for non-compliance.

“What’s your password please caller?”

“What’s your password please caller?”

You are only as secure as your weakest link

Keeping information secure within your organisation rests on the actions of your staff. You can develop strong policies for information security. You can patch, monitor and defend your systems against attacks. You can get certificates and accreditations for all the key standards like; Cyber Essentials, PCI DSS and ISO 27001.

But it can all go wrong with one phone call.

It’s not just safeguarding of people required, it’s their data too

It’s not just safeguarding of people required, it’s their data too

At a time when every penny counts, the people of Hampshire will be ruing the £100k fine placed on their County Council by the ICO.  What other services could be compromised to pay that penalty?  

The fine came about because highly sensitive information about adults and children was found in confidential waste paper bags in a building. So what can be done to avoid situations like that in future?

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