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.


Four Questions to ask Your ITAD Provider

Whether you are undergoing a refresh, relocating offices or beginning your journey to the cloud, you will need to ensure that your data is dealt with securely and for this, you will need to ensure that you engage with a reliable data processor.  With so many companies claiming to be experts in IT disposal it is difficult to know who you can trust. To make sure you receive the IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) service that you and your data deserve, we’ve put together four key questions to ask your ITAD provider, to ensure you choose a reliable ITAD company.


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.


EOL IT Services confirmed as Crown Commercial Supplier

EOL IT Services Ltd are delighted to announce becoming a Crown Commercial Supplier after being awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Technology Services 2 Framework – RM3804.

With an estimated £3bn of IT investment over the next four years expected to be spent through the agreement, it links public sector bodies with suppliers that can provide specialist IT services.

Designed to service the smallest of IT needs (from replacing and managing a small desktop computer estate to the replacement of larger and more critical central government systems at the Government’s Official, Secret and Top Secret security classifications), CCS is estimating that the framework will help public bodies save more than £180 million over four years – money that can be spent on delivering frontline services.


Cyber Security for your Business: Keeping Your Data Safe

For most businesses, providing your staff access to the internet is essential for them to work effectively. However, along with the benefits this brings, there are also several cyber security risks, especially in terms of your business data security.

This means that it is important to have firm cyber security protocols in place for your business. To protect both your own business information, as well as any information that you store about your clients.

This week’s blog post offers some important advice when it comes to keeping your business data secure.


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.


How to Dispose of a Company Computer Securely

In today’s increasingly digital world, computers are indispensable to most companies. Not only do they allow employees to do their jobs, computers are also used to store sensitive data about the company, its employees and its clients. This means that when your company needs to dispose of their computers, either because of a malfunction, or a company upgrade, they must ensure that they do so securely. Currently, failure to do this could put you at risk of breaching the Data Protection Act 1998, which could have severe financial, legal and reputational consequences – and post May 2018 the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which will replace the UK’s Data Protection Act, now that the UK government has confirmed the decision to leave the EU, will not change the adoption of this new regulation.


How to Erase Mobile Data Securely – The Limitations of Factory Reset

Whether or not we like it, we are becoming more and more reliant on mobile devices – an average person will check theirs 46 times per day.  Not only are they practically indispensable in our personal lives, many of us couldn’t realistically do our job without them. Because of this almost constant use, our mobile devices are used to store sensitive data – both personal and professional – which means it is especially important that you securely erase any data from these devices when you no longer need them, whether you are selling, recycling or giving your mobile device to a friend. Too many people falsely believe that a factory reset is sufficient, which puts their data in danger. It is possible to securely erase data from mobile devices, but it is a matter of knowing how to do so.


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