Prevention is protection against cyber crime

Cyber attacks will happen, that’s just a fact, and we fully accept that they are a criminal act. But organisations need to have strong security measures in place to make it as difficult as possible for intruders.Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement – ICO. June 2018.

Steve Eckersley’s statement makes it clear that the ICO is not lenient on Organisations when it comes to cyber attacks and the safety of the personal data they hold. This may not seem like groundbreaking news, however, so many Organisations prioritised repermissioning the consent of their data that many are still not GDPR compliant.

General Data Protection Regulations

Obtaining consent to process PII (Personal Identifiable Information) falls under the PECR (The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations). Under the GDPR organisations need to focus on the protection of their data over repermissioning it.

Vox Securitas offer organisations the Cyber Essentials scheme to effectively mitigate the risk and defend themselves against network-based cyber attacks; ensuring GDPR compliance.

Cyber Essentials is a scheme developed by the UK Government, with advice from Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), to identify the security controls an organisation must have in place within their IT systems. By developing these controls, organisations can effectively mitigate the risk and defend themselves against network-based cyber attacks.

Included in the Vox Essentials Plus package, an Organisation will be assessed and audited for the IASME certification. The Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) Governance standard was developed in order to create a cyber-security standard, which is an affordable and an achievable alternative to the international standard, ISO27001.

By gaining the Audited IASME Governance certificate your organisation is achieving IASME’s highest level of certification and providing assurance to customers and suppliers that your organisation’s security has been audited by a skilled, independent third-party.

IASME Consortium certification badge to protect against Cyber attacks

Contact charlie.culverhouse@voxsecuritas.com today to hear how we can help secure your organisation against cyber crime and comply with the GDPR.