Since May 2018 organisations have had ae explicit legal obligation to protect the personal data they control or process. As important, but often forgotten is a business’s IP (intellectual property) whether that is commercial data, such as tenders, pricing information and contracts or technical data such as designs, processes or performance analysis.
Compliance – The most important element of compliance is being able to demonstrate what you’ve done. So documentation is critical if you actually want to protect your business. There doesn’t need to be massive amounts of it, but what you do produce needs to be right. Whether you want someone to simply review what you’ve produced to reassure you that what you’ve done is right. Or, you’re not really sure where to start and don’t want to waste your time and money doing the wrong thing. We have experts on the team who can guide you as necessary.
Commercial Support (Tendering & Data Sharing) – Whether you operate B2B and need to provide appropriate assurances (such as Cyber Essentials) to corporate clients in order to submit compliant tenders or to prequalify as an approved supplier? Or a B2C organisation, which needs to engender trust with its customers by putting in place appropriate data sharing agreements with its suppliers? We have experienced commercial advisers on our team, whose expertise can help you get it right.
Awareness & Training – Statistically the route cause of most cyber incidents / data breaches will be human. Staff who are aware of the issues, appropriately trained and supported by sensible business processes can be an organisation’s best defence rather than their greatest liability. Whether your board or employees could benefit from some initial awareness training, so they understand their obligations. Or, ongoing communications to update them as the cybercrime landscape shifts, we can provide simple, sensible and pragmatic solutions.