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.


5 Ways Your Company can Improve Data Security

Data, whether it concerns your clients, your employees or your company, is one of your company’s most valuable assets and ensuring that data is secure is of paramount importance. In our latest article on data security, we take a look at five ways in which your company can improve data security throughout the business.

1.Perform a Security Gap Analysis


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.


The Importance Of Data Governance in Digital Transformation

A recent report by DellEMC, ‘The Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and the Increasing Value of the Internet of Things’, found, among other things, that the digital world is doubling in size every two years. As businesses, and our world as a whole, become increasingly digitised, the way in which we handle the ever expanding quantities of data at our disposal is crucial. The key ingredient in every successful digital transformation is data governance.

In our latest article, we take a closer look at the role of data governance in digital transformation.


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.


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.


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