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.
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.
Our data protection consultants will advise you on the legal requirements of GDPR and recommend ways to improve data security.
Understanding your processes and workflows will enable you to make the appropriate changes to optimise your systems and sufficiently protect data.
We’ll analyse your infrastructure and identify weaknesses. We’ll then work with you to document your policies so that you’re ready to meet regulatory standards.
We’ll help you achieve important security certifications such as ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials. We’ll support you every step of the way and instil data protection best practices into your organisation.
Our vDPO will be your dedicated data protection resource providing you with the guidance and the services set-out by GDPR.
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.
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.
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.
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:
There are many things to consider in order to stay compliant. Some of the key points include:
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.