How to Prevent a Data Breach at Your Business

With the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, there has been much talk in the business community about protecting against a data breach, and the dire financial and reputational consequences facing a business who fails to do so.

With this heightened interest and anxiety around data breaches, now is the time to ensure that your company data is as secure as it can possibly be throughout its lifespan. In our latest article, we explain the steps you can take to protect your business from a data breach.


The Benefits of Hiring an ITAD Partner

It’s only natural that as your business grows and changes so will your IT needs, but it’s important that you deal with your redundant IT equipment effectively. Not only is this important for the sake of GDPR compliance, it’s also vital to protect your business data. While it is technically possible to deal with your ITAD needs in-house, there are undeniable benefits to hiring a professional ITAD company. But what exactly are the benefits of hiring an ITAD partner? Let’s take a look.


The Importance of IT Asset Disposal to Data Security

Not only is it important to take data security seriously for the sake of compliance with the GDPR, it’s also important for the sake of protecting your business from potential hacks and cyber attacks. There are many ways in which you can ensure data security, from secure passwords to data encryption. However, the importance of IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) to data security is often overlooked. In this article we take a look at the importance of ITAD to data security.


How IT Asset Disposal Can Help to Protect Your Company Data

IT asset disposal does not come for free, but improperly disposing of your company’s outdated IT assets can cost your business its reputation, as well as the astronomical fines which can now be imposed under the GDPR.

If data bearing devices are re-sold, recycled, or simply kept in storage without first being sanitised to a professional standard, your business is at serious risk of suffering a costly data breach.

In our latest article, we explain how IT asset disposal can help to protect your company data.


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.


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