Data Protection Day 2021 – why it’s important
In honour of Data Protection Day, our IT professionals explore the subject of data protection and why it’s so crucial for businesses to get right.
Why it’s vital to protect your data
Data Protection Day is an annual event designed to educate people about data protection best practices and the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information online. Data protection is an important issue for everyone, but businesses must pay particular attention to how they collect, use and share customer data in order to remain GDPR compliant.
It's also essential to protect your business against cyber attacks and data breaches, which can not only lead to financial loss but have a devastating impact on your company’s reputation. People are far less likely to trust a company that’s seen as unable to keep its customers’ personal information safe and secure.
How can you safeguard your business?
There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your network is protected against hacks and data breaches. At Treken, our IT specialists can provide a comprehensive range of cyber security services to protect against cyber attacks and ensure you meet all necessary GPDR requirements.
We can offer the following advice and solutions:
- Secure remote access
- Reliable data backup and recovery
- Automatic updates/patching
- Web and email security
- Network security policies
- External vulnerability scan
We can also help your business achieve its Cyber Essentials certification. This is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that develops a set of basic technical controls for businesses to protect themselves against online threats.
Not only is this a great first step towards ensuring you are GDPR compliant, but it can also help you to win new business and retain existing clients. Given the choice, customers are more likely to opt for a business with proven excellent cyber security measures in place.