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Cyber Security Year 2020

June Issue

CYBER SECURITY

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BREACH​

Are there more data breaches after the introduction

HAS THE INTERNET CHANGED THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE​

How much do we rely on the internet for day to day tasks​

ORGANISATIONS AND CYBER-SECURITY TRAINING​

E & L Consultancy Group GDPR and IT Security training modules are now available

Another day, another breach

We witnessed the second anniversary of GDPR in May. Many expected the topic “data breach” to be the subject of regulator focus. However, data breach has been reported in the UK as one of the biggest fines announced which remains unpaid for non-compliance with GDPR.​​

Latest Data Breaches

Some are asking “Are substantial data breaches being reported more or has the number of organisations facing a data breach increased since the introduction of GDPR?” The latest data breaches which have caught the headlines is that of EasyJet and Google.

From the moment an organisation suffers a data breach operations are heavily disrupted. This can have shattering consequences therefore cybersecurity is something all organisations need to keep under constant review. ​Whether it is people, technology or processes that cannot withstand potential cyber-attacks, with undue delay, organisations have a responsibility to step up a program to compensate.​

Depending on the severity of the breach organisations have a responsibility to discover what has been stolen and how. This process can take time and operations may be shut down until answers are found. The longer operations are down the more revenue is lost.


HAS THE INTERNET CHANGED THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE​?

The internet has evolved and dramatically altered the way we communicate and how we handle everyday tasks, sending emails, sharing documents, paying bills or online shopping. ​When we enter our personal details online, without a second thought we do not stop and wonder how much personal data we have actually shared and what happens to that data. ​

​The data in question is banking information, contacts, addresses, social media posts, even IP addresses and the sites we visit are all stored digitally.

Companies inform us that they collect and need this type of information to improve their services or to provide a better customer experience​.

The development of technology has enabled people to socialise in private using chat rooms, text messaging and the telephone; this removes the need for face to face contact. The Internet has also enabled the spread of viruses.​

It is an unfortunate fact, but cybersecurity is now and should be a serious consideration for every company.

IT security awareness is as much a part of company culture as a coffee break.


ORGANISATIONS AND CYBER-SECURITY TRAINING

Security awareness covers literally every aspect of working life and includes home life too – especially if your employees work remotely or whilst travelling.

Here at E & L Consultancy Group we have received a number of requests for security awareness training modules for organisations. We have listened and reworked our training guides to created modules which are engaging and record all employees knowledge and understanding.​

Cybersecurity challenges are ever-changing.  Security awareness training should be carried out on a regular basis with refresher training sessions. Where there are new events, projects and new technologies to the workplace the most important thing is that we ensure the topics are current and adaptable. 

Our mission is to support organisations with the wider topics on Data Protection.​ Our team will work with you to find the right balance between business objectives, legal obligations and IT support​.