What IT threats might your business face this year?

IT security is a top priority for many businesses right now. The volume and complexity of threats is constantly increasing and the cost of becoming a victim can be high. According to a 2017 study by the Ponemon Institute, data breaches  cost UK organisations an average of £2.48 million. From financial loss through to reputational damage, IT threats can have serious impact for businesses large and small. In 2018, there are five key threats to focus on.

How can you make sure your business is GDPR ready?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May this year. It heralds a new era for data protection and, despite Britain’s imminent exit from the EU, compliance is still going to be necessary. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will be responsible for enforcing the penalties in the GDPR if its requirements are not complied with – among them a fine of €20 million or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is greater. The ICO has suggested a checklist of action points for businesses looking to ensure compliance, which includes: