With the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) replacing the current European Union Data Protection Directive as of 25 May 2018, it’s time to take your cyber security seriously.
So what is GDPR?
GDPR aims to protect personal data and give individuals control over how companies use information relevant to them and make sure that organisations process, store and destroy the data they have in a secure and safe way.
Any organisation that fails to comply with the new regulation rules could see fines of up to 4% of their annual turnover or 20 million Euros, depending on which is greater. At present, the maximum fine for a data breach is £500,000.
What do I need to do?
We are just days away from the new regulation coming into place, here are six key questions your business needs to consider in order to be GDPR ready:
How do I get Cyber Essentials before 25 May 2018?
To protect your business, and your customers’ data, your organisation will need more than just Cyber Essentials in place. However, this is the first step towards cyber protection.
Recommended by the UK Government, Cyber Essentials certification is designed to provide a statement of basic controls your business should have in place to avoid any risk from common cyber threats.
Get certified within 24 hours* with Cyber Essentials Fast Track.
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