Tailored guidance, advice and support to protect your data
Data protection is a top priority for all businesses and robust IT governance has never been more important. Organisations have been updating their policies, processes and operational measures in order to comply with regulations such as GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
As new technologies offer greater connectivity and mobile working blurs the network edge, Conosco’s Data Protection Consultancy services provide businesses with the guidance, support and solutions to ensure information security and compliance. As an ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials certified business our experts have the skills and accreditations to advise and implement data protection best practices.
What is Data Protection Consultancy?
Data Protection Consultancy offers businesses practical advice and services in order to help them safeguard the personally identifiable information they hold. By protecting sensitive data, organisations are ensuring that they have the policies, processes and infrastructure in place to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the data subject, as well as the authorisation to collect and store their personal information. Regulations such as GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 hold businesses accountable for having good cyber hygiene and compliance.
Why does your business need Data Protection Consultancy?
Without efficient data protection protocols in place businesses risk misusing or exposing sensitive customer data. With ransomware and phishing attacks on the rise, hackers are finding new ways to breach an organisations defences and compromise customer information. If sensitive data is leaked it can have serious financial and reputational repercussions.
Conosco’s Data Protection Consultancy will advise your business on the appropriate cyber security measures to mitigate risk. We can run vulnerability assessments to ensure you can quickly identify and remediate any gaps in your security and our Virtual CISO services also provide your business with c-level leadership ensuring your security strategy aligns with your overall business goals.
Talk to our experts about data protection
Navigating the data protection landscape can seem daunting, but it’s important that businesses get it right. As your integrated partner, our data protection consultants will help you build a GDPR compliant infrastructure, implementing the technology, tools and procedures to support security and compliance and giving your business the assurance that data is protected.
Why is data protection important for my business?
All UK and EU businesses are governed by GDPR. This requires organisations to implement policies and procedures that proactively protect an individual’s data. Businesses must prove that they have a legally acceptable reason to process the data and that they are ensuring the data is secure.
What are the consequences of having poor data protection?
If you fall short of data protection regulations the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), the UK regulator, will come down hard on your business and you risk getting fined.
The fines for non-compliance with GDPR are:
- Maximum – up to 20 million euros or 4% of annual global turnover – whichever is higher.
- Lower level – up to 10 million euros or 2% of annual global turnover – whichever is higher.
What can I do to stay GDPR compliant?
There are many things to consider in order to stay compliant. Some of the key points include:
- Process information fairly – be certain that the individual knows you have their information and tell them what you plan to do with it.
- Ensure that any information you collect has a purpose
- Keep data up-to-date and accurate
- Be transparent and let individuals know what data you hold. If they request to be removed – do it.
- Keep information secure
- Keep adequate data audits and record your processes and policies
How can Conosco help me protect my data?
First and foremost we’ll analyse, audit and roadmap your data, processes, workflows, systems and infrastructure. We will then work with you to document all processes, implement new procedures (where needed) and ensure all staff are trained and capable of complying with GDPR.
Cyber and Information security are a big part of data protection. Therefore we will perform a gap analysis, which will identify weaknesses in your defences. We’ll then work with you to implement solutions that mitigate risks and provide you with fast threat-response. Get in touch with our team for more information.