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We consider the security of your computer systems, and how to minimise the risks of data loss within the cloud and where some or all services are outsourced.
Many companies are now completely reliant on the data stored on their network servers, PCs, laptops, mobile devices or in the cloud. Some of this data is likely to contain either personal information and/or confidential company information.
We have a related factsheet that covers the conventional data security considerations.
Here we look at some of the issues to consider when reviewing the security of your computer systems, and how to minimise the risks of data loss, within the cloud and services are outsourced.
Whilst cloud data storage and outsourcing can often be more secure than using internal resources, there are some additional things to bear in mind when some, or all, of your data is not held on-site.
Consider the potentially sensitive and confidential data that is stored in the cloud by your business.
Find out what is happening to that data and which controls are in place to prevent accidental or deliberate loss of this information.
The key question is - if all or some of this data is lost who could be harmed and how?
Once that question has been answered, steps to mitigate the risks of data loss must be taken. Here are some steps that should be undertaken to reduce the risk of data loss:
There are many resources available including:
We consider guidelines on creating a policy for those companies who have a BYOD policy for their employees.
Storing and gaining access to personal data on computers, networks and systems is an ever-changing area. We look at the important information to consider.
We look at what you need to consider with your computer system and how you backup your data.
We look at what to consider in order to make sure your data is secure.
Ensure the key compliance issues are observed when considering data protection and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organisations to protect the personal data of individuals.
It is important that your employees are aware of what is and isn't allowed with regards to internet and email usage.
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