According to research over 50% of laptops do not have encryption which means your data is vulnerable. Regardless of the size of your business, if you store business information on a laptop you really need to ensure it is encrypted, so should a theft occur, your data will be safe. Encryption is the method by which plain text is turned into a code. As a result of this unauthorized 3rd parties cannot access it.
Ideally, all of your devices, such as phones, computers, USBs, and tablets will be encrypted. If you are registered with the FCA then encryption is a must for laptops. We work with market leader ESET in providing encryption and, their Endpoint software can manage devices anywhere in the world.
In an article written by the FT in 2017, they quote ‘financial services firms are not getting the basics rights on cybersecurity leaving them vulnerable to attack’. It was a claim made by the FCA chief operating officer Nausicaa Delfas.’ And it would appear this is still the case when you see the types of companies being fined by the ICO in 2019. British firms suffer 10,000 data breaches in the GDPR era according to Daniel Hunter from GDPR Report.
At £65 our encryption package is a very cheap price to pay to secure your data. Contact GNC Technology now to discuss your Encryption needs.
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