GDPR - File Security

Have you taken the necessary steps to ensure you or your business is compliant with the EU GDPR legislation?
Are you aware of the penalties you could face for breaching these new laws?
Could you or your business afford to lose important files? If the answer is no, then it’s time to think about what steps you need to take to comply, and ensure you don’t become the latest data loss victim.

There are many ways that data loss can occur:
Accidental file erasure or overwriting.
Power failures and natural disasters such as fire or flood.
Theft through hacking.
Faulty hardware.
Acts of terrorism.

We’ve all heard the stories in the media, so what steps can you take?

01

Backup

Ensure you have more than one backup, ideally on different types of media.

02

Antivirus

Run regular anti-virus software on your computer hardware.

03

Portable

Use only portable devices with software or hardware encryption.

REMEMBER, IF A USB IS LOST OR STOLEN, IT IS CLASSED AS A DATA BREACH AND HAS TO BE REPORTED. HOWEVER, IF THAT USB IS ENCRYPTED, IT IS INSTEAD CLASSED AS A SECURITY BREACH AND WON’T HAVE TO BE REPORTED.