Cloud Business is pleased to announce the launch of our new GDPR Compliance Platform powered by eSpyder.
Last month we 'celebrated' the anniversary of GDPR legislation becoming legally enforceable. 2 years on, a lot has happened. Some of which, as our guest blogger Tim Dunn explains below, may have distracted some organisations from gaining real visibility over their sensitive data and PII.
Rapid deployment of remote working to address the Covid-19 crisis has resulted in many B2C businesses failing to meet their own GDPR policies and data protection practices. While the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stated that it “won’t penalise organisations that we know need to prioritise other areas or adapt their usual approach during this extraordinary period” this extension won’t last forever. Companies need to ensure they know what data they hold and where it resides, on premise and remotely, the pandemic is not an excuse for non-compliance.
Covid-19 and the lockdown has dramatically increased the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). At the beginning of 2020 most organisations would have had the majority of users connecting to the network locally, and just a handful of remote workers connecting via a VPN. Since March 23th that dynamic has changed, with the majority of users now relying on remote connectivity for work.
For many businesses the last few weeks have been spent firefighting as business continuity plans are rapidly enacted and remote working is deployed.
Microsoft Intune, the mobile device management (MDM) solution, has been a key enabler of the BYOD revolution for many organisations.
Everyone has witnessed the effects of an email hack, whether at work or at home. While your risk of being hacked may seem low, the threat to your company’s data is serious. Business email continues to be the primary security threat employers face-specifically, malicious email attachments, spear phishing and ransom ware.