Cyber Essentials Certification
Companies just like yours are now racing to achieve General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance before it becomes effective on May 25, 2018, or face the possibility of huge fines and potential lawsuits. In order to meet the compliance requirements of GDPR you will need to change some existing company practices and policies in order to comply with new data security standards.
3C Technology are very pleased to have been awarded the government backed Cyber Essentials certification. This certification scheme sets out a good baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations by addressing five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks. We feel that this demonstrates to customers, insurers and third parties that we have taken essential precautions to mitigate risk and protect their personal data, which is a major requirement for GDPR compliance. You can view and download our certificate here. Read on to find out how 3C can assist your business in preparation for GDPR.
Going through a Cyber Essentials assessment will help companies prepare for the introduction of the new GDPR rules which come into effect on 25 May 2018 to replace the current Data Protection Act. It's the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation for over 25 years, and will introduce new requirements for how organisations process personal data. If an organisation suffers a security breach due to lack of appropriate data protection, they could be subject to hefty financial penalties - not to mention damage to their business reputation. The Cyber Essentials certification is an In order to get certified, a stringent assessment is carried out to determine that your organisation has effectively implemented the controls required by the scheme. This is verified by a competent assessor from the Certifying Body. Such verification may take a number of forms, and could include, for example, a telephone conference, or a vulnerability scan.
Having been through the process ourselves, 3C Technology has a sound understanding of what businesses need to have in place to become certified. We can make recommendations to support other businesses looking to gain the Cyber Essentials accreditation. We can assist you with the assessment and provide comprehensive information on what protection you have in place with regards to areas like data backup and restore, access control, malware protection and boundary firewall configuration. To find out more, please contact our Colchester office on 01206 790060 or our Hertfordshire office on 01442 863388. Alternatively you can use our Contact Us page if you'd prefer.