With the increase of cyber attacks in recent years, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), amongst other various compliances, have become all the more vital to protect not only your businesses data, but also that of your clients/customers. Many larger organisations now require their contractors to have attained a certificate of compliance by a certifying body such as the Cyber Essentials scheme. Getting certified however, whether it be for Cyber Essentials or PCI Compliance, is a notoriously tricky task.
What is IT compliance?
Any business that stores, accesses and shares customer data must adhere to strict guidelines, requirements and regulations. IT compliance refers to what IT systems and software will be used and the processes/procedures that will be put in place, which all employees must follow. On top of employees following internal procedures, suitable protection from outside attacks must be put in place. Cyber attacks are an ever increasing problem, so cyber security is vital to protecting not only customer data, but also that of the business. Finally a reporting and monitoring system should be implemented to provide feedback of any attacks or procedure not being carried out.
There are a number of different regulations, however some of these are only applicable to certain industries, countries etc. Furthermore, there are some requirements/guidelines that are common, these include;
- Access restrictions
- Controls over data sharing
- Data loss prevention
- Disaster recovery
- Protection against malware
- Monitoring, reporting & incident response
Following any guidelines and being compliant with the regulations will ensure that not only the business’ data is safe, but also data belonging to consumers.
We can help you.
At Peak Support Services, we can help you fill out your self-assessment form and decipher the results from your IT compliance scan. From this, we can provide you with a clear and easy to understand document outlining any changes that need to be made to your system. If you prefer, a member of our experienced IT team can assess your system and perform the reconfiguration work on your behalf.
We have already helped many of our customers through PCI compliance and Cyber Essentials, why not speak to one of our specialists today and find out how we can help you?