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8 Ways to improve your cyber security

Posted by Darron Millar on 29 March 2018

 

Keep your business safe

Following on from BTA’s recent Cyber Essentials Plus Certification, we’d like to offer some guidance on how to improve your own cyber security.

A few things of note:

  • The cyber security industry is growing
  • More malware is being launched than ever before: 230,000 new malware samples appear every day according to the latest statistics
  • More resources are being deployed to counter cyber attacks, with global spending on cyber security products and services predicted to exceed $1 trillion over the next five years
  • It has been predicted that cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021.
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Get prepared for GDPR

Posted by Richard Taberner on 20 March 2018

What is the GDPR?

Following on from our September blog, here is a recap about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR comes into force on 25th May 2018. It is not a new regulation but instead a required evolution to the existing Data Protection Act. It gives additional protection for individuals and their data, providing greater transparency and control over where their data is saved and how it’s used. The UK’s data regulation regulator, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), gives guidance on what the new law means for organisations and how they can become compliant.

 

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