There is a new EU Data Protection Reform coming in 2015:
“The changes will have a huge bearing on businesses as far as information compliance is concerned; breached businesses must pay fines of up to 5% of gross turnover, report breaches within 72 hours (interestingly, the notice mentions “if feasible within 24 hours”), and employ a data protection officer.”
Why is it in your best interest to encrypt your data?
The obvious ones are:
- Avoiding monetary penalties
- Meeting industry regulations
- Achieving legal compliance
- Avoiding bad press
- Protecting customer data
- Protecting financial data
- Protecting staff data
- Protecting corporate data
- Protecting valuable intellectual property
For more information about our encryption and how it will help you comply with regulations, feel free to call us to arrange a short meeting.
In the ‘2014 Information and Security breaches Survey Technical Report’ stated that ‘the percentage of companies suffering a breach has decreased since the 2013 report, however the overall cost of breaches has risen. The average for the worst security breach of the year for large organisations is between £600,000 and £1.15 mil and between £65,000 and £115,000 for small businesses’.
All organisations are subject to the ICO’s regulations on data protection. Failing to comply can result in significant fines. Previous examples of these penalties include:
Worldview Limited – Fined £7,500 ‘following a serious data breach where the vulnerability on the company’s site allowed attackers to access the full payment card details of 3,814 customers.’
Ministry of Justice – fined £180,000 over serious failings in the way prisons in England and Wales have been handling people’s information.
Pink Connect and DESlock+
Pink Connect recommend DESlock+. It is a simple to use, powerful encryption application for companies large and small. The software allows you to safely encrypt hard drives, removable media, files and e-mail using the most advanced algorithms and standards to create impenetrable keys. DESlock+ allows you to easily manage any user or workstation remotely, including real-time key sharing among clients. The product features;
- Full disk encryption
- Removable media (USB) encryption
- Outlook plugin for email and attachments
- Virtual disks and encrypted archives
- Centralised management
- File and folder encryption
- What is more, it does all this “in the background” whilst staff get on with their work as usual.
Pink Connects technology alliance protects businesses with a range of complementary IT security solutions, combining proven and trusted technology with best-of-breed products. Call our Technical Sales Team today on 0345 450 9393 opt 1.