Data Protection Consultancy
CYFOR provide a specialist Information Security and Data Protection Consultancy to assist with your organisations data protection, security and governance requirements.
CYFOR are experts in Data Protection, Data Governance, and Information Security. We assist organisations across the UK by securing their data assets.
Our data protection consultancy provides organisations with guidance in their processes and technology choices, as well as independent assurance of their own capabilities.
We advise businesses on how to navigate data compliance laws & regulations, including the highly publicised General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is critical to avoid any sanctions or potential fines by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), the governing body in the UK for such matters.
Our experienced consultants can assess your current state of compliance, and how best to improve your policies and procedures, tailoring solutions to best suit your organisational requirements.
Data protection can be complex; even more so with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has some confusing elements and ‘grey’ areas. However, GDPR should be viewed as an opportunity for your organisation and should be treated as a beneficial regulation. By establishing stringent data protection policies, you help protect your business from serious risks, such as internal data breaches and cyber-attacks.
The penalties that can be incurred under the GDPR are forty times higher than those included in the 1998 Data Protection Act. The maximum fine is now €20m or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is greater. When telecoms giant TalkTalk suffered a data breach in 2015, they were issued a fine of £400,000. This would have been considerably more had the GDPR been in effect.
With breaches becoming more commonplace, it is crucial for businesses to ensure their data protection policies are in place and fit for purpose.