Does your business operate (partly) online? Then it’s important to set up a good system to ensure online security. Only access to the internet isn’t enough: you probably need to set up a secure online work environment that isn’t accessible to anyone else. After all, while cybersecurity is important to everybody, businesses often have more to lose. As a company you work with a lot of sensitive information. Not only company data, but also the data of customers and online visitors should be well protected. Not to mention the personal data of your employees. This section will show you how to securely store important data as a company.
Working From Home and Online Communication
Working from home has become an almost standard option in our society, especially in this day and age. Countless employees spend their days sitting in their living room with their laptops open, working from 9 to 5. The fact that this is possible is fantastic, but it also comes with several security risks. How do you ensure that all of your company’s files remain safe? How do you maintain contact with your colleagues in a secure but convenient way? Which video conference programs are reliable enough to use for important conversations? The articles below provide answers to these and other work-at-home related questions.
Cybersecurity for Employers
As the head of a company, you want to be able to focus on maintaining and improving your business. You’re probably hesitant to put “spending hours checking the online security of various systems and networks” at the top of your to-do list. Fortunately, you don’t have to. There are a number of simple ways in which you can quickly put together a good, secure business network, whether your employees work from home or come to the office every day.
Various companies, such as MSSPs (Managed Security Service Providers), can help you get your affairs in order. This way, the work is taken out of your hands and done by professionals. In other words, you can be sure that the security of the online part of your business is well taken care of. Of course, you can help prevent future problems yourself as well: by properly informing your staff about the risks, for example. The articles below will tell you everything you need to know about securing your business online.
Doing Business in the EU: Cookies and the GDPR
Companies operating within the EU have a specific duty to protect the personal data of their customers and visitors. This affects almost all levels of the work process. When the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was introduced in the European Union, many companies changed their privacy policies. They now ensure that their systems do not track certain data.
If you operate from a EU country or have customers who live in a EU country, you have to comply with the GDPR. This regulation states that you must give a customer or visitor the opportunity to view and modify their data. Also, the GDPR has determined for how long you’re allowed to store someone’s data. These regulations are closely related to safe internet use by companies. After all, the chances of a business not complying with the GDPR are much higher when that business doesn’t have secure systems. You can read more about the GDPR in the articles below.