2018 should serve as a watershed moment for IT security. However, some of the most basic yet crucial measures are still being overlooked – such as password security. Passwords are the fundamental failsafe in the security of your digital devices and the first line of defence when accessing on-premise or cloud-based services such as a CRM system or Office 365 account.
As the GDPR looms and the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica debacle continues to appear in news headlines, the various areas of IT security are at the forefront of many minds – but is it a priority for you?
Microtrading calls upon all businesses to utilise the Cyber Essentials accreditation scheme, in advance of the GDPR launch date in just a few weeks’ time.
It should come as no surprise that many small to midsize business owners take pride in overseeing every aspect of their business. However, sometimes this can hamper productivity and business growth. Naturally, many are apprehensive when it comes to surrendering control of their servers, data, and software applications. That’s why hybrid cloud computing for many is a viable option.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been described by the ICO’s chief commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, as “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”. The GDPR applies to companies, government agencies, non-profits and other organisations that offer goods and services to people in the EU or that collect and analyse data tied to EU residents.