GDPR & Information Privacy
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on 25th May 2018 and is arguably the most important change in more than twenty years. The scope of the regulation encompasses all organisations collecting or processing the data of EU individuals.
The collection and analysis of data is already transforming the way businesses are gaining customer insight, enhancing business processes as well as making strategic decisions. Businesses that manage their data securely can not only maximise the value of their data assets and grow customer trust, but also deliver significant competitive advantages by communicating and demonstrating enhanced processes and procedures to protect information belonging to the organisation and its clients.
Maintaining GDPR Compliance
Now that the regulation has come into effect, all organisations need to ensure that compliance is maintained. There is no end date to this regulation; this is something that needs to be managed. After spending so much time and resource on implementing the changes for GDPR, it is illogical to fail compliance, risk being fined and cause reputational damage.
Our consultants help organisations with a variety of best-practice solutions, from evaluating your GDPR compliance position and developing a remediation roadmap, through to implementing a best-fit data compliance framework. We also advise on complex issues associated with sensitive business and personal data, including its collection, use, retention, storage, disclosure, transfer, and destruction.
Our GDPR services are tailored to your business needs and any specific requirements of your industry. Our consultants work with businesses at every stage of the process – assessment/audit, monitoring, audit and reporting, and discovery and classification; ensuring the business complies with information security regulatory requirements in the UK as well as internationally.
Proactively managing information security compliance will help your business to:
- Reassure stakeholders that you are serious about your security obligations;
- Reduce the risk of reputational damage, financial penalties, and losses associated with security breaches;
- Comply with business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements;
- Improve structure and focus within your organisation as it helps businesses to become more productive by clearly setting out information risk responsibilities;
- Reduce threats from data thieves or accidents by streamlining data flows, removing legacy data and putting into place security awareness and policy controls. Cybercrime is often targeted at organisations that are known to have low-level controls.
Why 2|SEC Consulting?
- Obtain an independent opinion from information security specialists about your security posture;
- As well as our consultants being knowledgeable information security experts, they also have extensive experience in related frameworks such as ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials and NIST;
- We take time to understand your business, operations and processes to accurately scope your requirements;
- We deliver you an easy to follow roadmap for continued self-improvement which can be used to close the gap on any weaker areas;
- We are certified by the leading standards bodies including CREST, QSA, PCI DSS, PA-QSA, IASME, CHECK, CISSP, CISA, CISM, OSCP, SANS-GIAC and CEH.
Do you have an on-going strategy and plan in place to manage compliance?
“With a growing development team coding in a fast-paced environment, it was important for us to get an expert third party security firm in to carry out a review of our public facing APIs and web applications. 2|SEC Consulting provided the independent review we needed.”