The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation come into effect at the end of May. It is important to make sure that your business is ready.
Businesses face fines of up to 20million euros if you do not comply with the new legislation. It will affect your bottom line if you are not on top of this issue.
The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal surrounding suspected data breaches has alerted people to this issue. It is no surprise that pressure is now being applied. People have the right to expect tighter controls on their data.
A recent study by CyberScanner, the cyber security organisation, found that more than 80% of websites contained at least one area where a website could be hacked. If a hacker can access private details on your website, you could find yourself in trouble.
Extra fields on a contact form to take credit card details, crypto-mining software and the extraction of data from a website. These are just three ways that you could be hacked.
What can you do to adhere to the legislation though?
One of the best ways to help protect your website is to have a strong password that can’t be easily guessed. Customised URLs and limiting login attempts can also help.
Updated SSL certificates will also help to keep your website secure. This will even have a positive effect on your Google ranking so SSL certificates are extremely important.
Regularly backing up your database is another way you can keep on top of the security of your website and try to beat the hackers.
Infoserve provides secure websites for small and medium sized businesses across the UK. You can rest assured that we will provide a secure place for you to do business and that the privacy of all your customers will be protected so that you don’t fall foul of the law.
To find out more, call us on 0800 089 0879.