What To Do If Your Company Falls Victim to a Data Breach

With the recent implementation of the GDPR, business owners and managers have heard plenty about data security, and the potential financial penalties of a data breach. For many business owners, a data breach is unthinkable, but according to a 2017 government report, almost half of all UK business suffered some form of breach in the preceding year.

Would you know what steps to take if the worst should happen? Read on, to learn what to do if your company falls victim to a data breach.

Ensure Regulatory Compliance

The first thing you should do after learning that your organisation has suffered a data breach is to refer to the ICO’s GDPR guidelines.


The Cost of a Data Breach For Your Business in 2018

Scary news stories about massive data breaches and even bigger fines seem to be more and more common these days, with Dixons Carphone the latest big business to fall victim, in a breach which involved 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. The financial and reputational implications are likely to be significant for Dixons, despite the fact that the breach happened before the implementation of the GDPR, which promises huge fines for data breaches such as these.

So, what are the potential costs faced by businesses such as Dixons who suffer a data breach in 2018? We take a look at the direct and indirect costs in our latest article.


4 Things to Consider Before Choosing an ITAD Partner

Many businesses believe that they can deal with their IT asset disposal needs alone and, while this may be true for some companies, it’s a risky move for most. Not only is it important to protect your business data– including sensitive client data– while your devices are in use, it’s also vital to take steps to safeguard this data when devices are no longer in use, whether you decide to reuse, recycle or dispose of your IT equipment.


6 Best Practices to Prevent Data Leaks

With the implementation of the GDPR earlier this year, the pressure for businesses to protect their data and prevent data leaks is stronger than ever. Not only is keeping data safe important for the protection of your business, it’s also important for safeguarding the privacy of your clients. But what exactly can you do to stop your data falling into the wrong hands? We’ve highlighted some of the best practices to prevent data leaks.


Why Your Business Should Invest in IT Asset Disposal

Since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) earlier this year, there has been more pressure than ever for businesses to take steps to protect data at all stages of its life cycle, but there are also regulations and guidelines to protect the environment when it comes to the disposal of IT equipment. Whether your company is looking to destroy, resell or recycle your redundant IT equipment, investing in IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) is the safest way to ensure that your devices are disposed of responsibly, and your business data kept safe. In this blog, we’ll run through some of the dangers of improper ITAD and how investing in a reputable provider can be beneficial to your business.


How ITAD Can Help to Improve Data Security

Large organisations often find themselves needing to replace old IT assets, such as laptops, servers and data storage devices. However, this constant turnover of new and old IT assets can present a serious problem to data security.

Data security is one of the key priorities for businesses in 2018, yet many companies neglect to implement a proper policy to ensure the effective destruction of their IT assets at the end of their life cycle, which creates a serious data security vulnerability.


What Is Digital Transformation and How Can It Help Your Business?

‘Digital transformation’ is one of those IT buzzwords that you often hear, but may not completely understand. The reality and impact of digital transformation is more than just a buzzword, however, it’s a process which can help to affect radical business change through the adoption of new technology. It’s also booming business, with IDC research “FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2018 Predictions” projecting that by the end of 2019, “digital transformation spending will reach $1.7 trillion worldwide, a 42 percent increase from 2017.”

So, in our latest article, we ask what exactly is digital transformation, and how can it help your business?


Cloud Data Security: How Secure Is Data Stored in the Cloud?

Cloud data storage is growing ever more popular, and as it grows so do concerns over cloud data security. There is no denying the convenience of storing data in the cloud: it can be accessed from anywhere, and we are still able to access data in the event of computers crashing as well as cutting IT costs and speeding up the operation of computer systems. However, do the benefits of cloud data outweigh the potential compromise of their security? In this article we explore how secure data is when it is stored in the Cloud.


Data Erasure: 3 Ways to Protect Your Data in 2018

Deleted data may be more accessible than you think. Unfortunately, simply dragging a file into the trash folder is not enough to completely erase it from a device, and it would be relatively easy for someone to recover it, which could put your business at risk of a data breach. With the recent implementation of the GDPR, it is more important than ever for your business to avoid falling victim to a data breach, and one of the key reasons for a breach is ineffective and insufficiently secure data erasure methods.

Here are three ways that you can protect your data during the erasure process:


How ITAD Can Help to Prevent a Data Breach

With the recent implementation of the GDPR, the need to prevent a data breach is of the utmost importance, for reputational as well as financial reasons. It is not simply during the time that it is in use that IT equipment can open the potential for a data breach. In fact, it is because of the more relaxed attitude to IT equipment that is no longer in use that data breaches can occur. It is equally important that you approach end of life IT equipment with the same caution that you would your current devices that deal with sensitive data on a daily basis. For this reason, the way in which you approach ITAD is fundamental to the prevention of a data breach, and here is how it can help.


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