Brexit has thrown up a lot of uncertainty in the UK - economically, politically and commercially. But for businesses surveying the post-Brexit landscape, one consideration is unlikely to lose any of its relevance for companies in the UK and that is cyber security. With the transition not complete, regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have put cyber security in the spotlight, while other standards such as ISO 27001 look set to remain pertinent to British firms long after we officially exit the European Union. So what can businesses do now in order to ensure that their cyber security is a 'certainty' post-Brexit? Importance of data encryption In the era of 'Big Data', when businesses typically collate and analyse a huge amount of information, there have never been more reasons to encrypt data. Encryption offers the advantage of securing data wherever it is within an organisation's infrastructure. What's more, it can preserve the...Continue Reading
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) helps businesses and individuals in the UK to protect themselves from cyber-attacks and improve security processes by implementing appropriate technical and organisational measures.
When a company experiences a cyber-attack, it always makes the news. It’s the negative press that does the business in question no favours at all. So, here’s why investing in a good data protection policy can be great for your business.
For decades, antivirus software has been a staple of IT security in the business world. Originally devised to detect and remove the threats posed by viruses, antivirus protection has since evolved to protect business IT systems from malware, such as worms, keyloggers and spyware.
If you are a business that is serious about data security then the use of encryption keys in an organised encryption system is a must. Doing this will ensure the security of your devices in the event of loss or theft and any sensitive information stored on them. The individual encryption keys will all have their own distinct algorithms that make them unique and impossible to predict. All of this makes the use of encryption keys vital for all businesses, large or small.
Perhaps a daunting prospect to some, encryption is, in fact, the most effective way to ensure that your data is secure. From start-ups to well-established franchises, encryption not only offers the solution to many data security issues, but it can protect sensitive information and ensure that important files remain in the right hands.
If you’re a regular visitor on our blog/news page, you’ll have noticed that we’ve been badgering on for quite some time now about the GDPR and its vast consequences. “Huge fines” and “damaged reputation” are terms we seem to have used over and over to best describe the effects of the GDPR.
Just last week, plans for new laws on data protection in the UK were confirmed in Queen Elizabeth II’s Speech.