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Why companies should train their employees in IT-Security today

Demands what and what not the employees do on their computers becomes more and more important. Some examples, a person comes in to the reception desk with a presentation with coffee stains on it. Asks to get a new copy, please it’s on my USB drive. And the hacker is in your network! If this was after the 25:th of may 2018 your company could get fines because the employee didn’t get enough training. This is only one example, what about passwords do they use the same password to your internal network as they use on social media? Can I plugins a usb drive into your visitor registration computer? What can guests reach from the guest WiFi network?

This new laws will come in affect next year and will affect all companies that work with European citizens. It demands a good knowledge about what personal data your company stores about them and how long. What do I mean with personal data, it’s their name, email, phone number, ipadress well everything that can be used to identify them.

Knowledge, documentation and education will be required and you need to start now. This isn’t something to ignore because it might lead to 4% of total revenue or 20 million euros in fines.

Do you want to know more, feel free to contact me.

GDPR privacy and security for everybody

If you have or haven’t heard of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that is a European Union law that will be in effect on the 25:th of May 2018. This regulation will affect all companies working with citizens of EU, do many companies will be affected not only Companies with offices within the EU.

So if your company is within EU or work with EU citizens this affects your company.

Why should you bother, well the board of directors of your company will. Because the company can get a fine of 4% of your total revenue and your company can be stopped from handling personal information about European citizens. And that includes information about customers, partners and suppliers.

Why is this implemented

We send out more and more information about our personal information and companies has forgotten that they have only borrowed this information and they can’t do what they want with this.
And with all data breaches in mind a better knowledge and understanding about security would probably have prevented many of them.

I will continue to monitor this area and write about this

Feel free to give your comment about GDPR or contact me if you have any other questions