GDPR and cyber risk

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We have recently seen the one-year anniversary of the GDPR legislation, which means we have come to the end of any perceived transitional period. Businesses, including SMEs, can expect the Information Commissioner's Office [ICO] to react with rigour if they cannot demonstrate sufficient control and protection over the data they own - especially in the event of a breach.

Combined with the backdrop of the GDPR regulatory environment, the cyber landscape is also rapidly evolving with cyber criminals becoming ever more sophisticated in identifying new ways of penetrating IT infrastructures. Vigilance is critical and this can seem particularly daunting to SMEs who typically do not have large IT departments and budgets.

This content focuses on:
• How SMEs can reduce the risk of a cyber-attack.
• The importance of education and ongoing monitoring.
• Five top tips from the National Cyber Security Centre.