How to Improve Your Data Governance Compliance ahead of the GDPR

The countdown to GDPR continues in the business world, with applicable businesses having to ensure compliance no later than May 25, 2018. The GDPR, as if we needed reminding, is not something businesses can afford to take lightly. There is no ‘easing in’ period, and organisations must be fully compliant from day one.

The penalties for failing to fully comply with the GDPR are extensive, and well publicised, with businesses who are found to have transgressed the regulations facing fines of up to 2-4% of their annual turnover.


What is Data Governance, and why is it Important to your Business?

In 2017 the need for companies to manage their data securely and effectively, is more important than ever. New data protection regulations in the form of the GDPR carry harsh penalties for companies who are careless with their data, with fines ranging from 4% of turnover to 20 million euros (whichever is greater). In addition to this companies who fail to harness and learn from the data at their disposal, are also leaving valuable business insights untapped and potential revenue streams unexplored.

In our latest article we take a closer look at the nature of data governance and its potential importance to your business.


5 Fatal Data Security Mistakes to Avoid

With the impending implementation of the GDPR (https://www.eolitservices.co.uk/environment-and-csr/eu-gdpr/) any potential data security mistake could have far-reaching consequences for your business.  In our latest article on the subject of data security, we take a look at 5 common data security mistakes that must be avoided at all costs.

Neglecting Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is one of the most simple, yet commonly overlooked ways, of protecting your data. It means that hackers cannot simply access your company data with one password as a code will be texted or phoned through to the mobile number connected to that particular account. All major business platforms now offer this two-factor authentication, so there is no excuse not to implement it on all of your password-protected accounts. Password breaches are becoming more and more common and this is one of the most simple (and free) ways to protect your data.


Enterprise Guide to a Data Security Plan

All businesses today will be aware of the increasing necessity of a comprehensive data security plan. A data security plan helps to protect your company, your employees and your client data from potential data breaches. For smaller businesses, a standard data security policy will suffice, but for larger enterprises, whose data security needs are more complex, this simply isn’t enough. So, what exactly can these enterprises do to ensure the security of their business data?

Data Classification


5 Growing threats to Data Security

Threats to data security is increasingly being recognised as a priority by UK business leaders. This growing awareness is in response to increased incidences of cyber security attacks and data security breaches in 2016, as well as high profile, devastating cyber attacks such as the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that targeted the NHS among others.

To protect yourself and your business it is crucial that you stay abreast of growing, as well as established, data security threats. To help you stay up to date, we’ve taken a look at five of the most serious, growing threats to data security.


5 Ways to Protect Company Data Throughout its Lifecycle

The need to protect company data is growing ever more urgent in order to protect your business from falling victim of a data breach. This urgency is even more apparent as new data protection regulations, under the banner of the GDPR, are set to come into place next year. However, with so much information and advice available, it can be difficult to know what you should actually listen to and follow. These 5 steps are some of the best ways you can ensure the protection of your company data throughout its lifecycle.

How To Protect Company Data – Our Top 5 Methods

  1. Define Your Data Security Policy

5 Data Governance Best Practices Your Business Needs To Follow

Every business, no matter the size, needs to practice a data governance program to ensure the security and integrity of their data. Your company’s data is one of your most valuable assets, so managing it correctly is vital. Not only is your data vital to the day to day functioning of your business, it is also crucial for inspiring the creation of new products and services. To help you manage your data effectively and securely, follow these five data governance best practices.


What the GDPR means for IT Disposal

The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, will come into force in May 2018. The regulation, set by European Parliament, intends to strengthen and unify data protection regulations across the EU. Much of what the new regulation legislates for is covered by the UK’s current Data Protection Act, but there are some important elements you need to be aware of when it comes to disposing of your business’s data and IT assets.


Security Limitations of the Solid State Drive

The expansion and innovation of storage mediums has been a priority since the start of personal computing. While some of the traditional hard drives, HDDs, have remained much the same for over 50 years, faster and more efficient storage technologies, such as SSDs, have become available and are becoming more and more popular. However, as efficient as they might be, these new SSDs aren’t risk free, but what exactly are the security limitations of using solid state drives?


The Dangers of Free IT Asset Disposal: Regulations

In a previous blog post, The Dangers of Free IT Asset Disposal: Data Security, we covered the threat posed to data security by free IT disposal. A data security breach is not the only risk you run when choosing a free IT disposal service provider however, as there are a number of legally binding industry regulations which also need to be observed when disposing of IT assets.

In part two of our ‘Dangers of Free IT Asset Disposal’ series we take a closer look at some of the regulations which govern the disposal of IT assets, and ask whether a free ITAD provider can be entrusted to comply with them.


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