Digital Interruption

Defensive Security and Compliance

Compliance under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, the Data Protection Act 2018 is a legal responsibility, but the regulations can be vague when it comes to how you secure data. Your business needs to be proactive to make sure it stays secured and compliant.  

We can act as a virtual in-house security team, either as a DPO, CISO or both, or if you just need some advice on internal security and security policy we can help you there too.

As registered DPOs, our full range of services enable us to support our clients in all aspects of data security. We’ll help you unpick what the various privacy and data protection regulations and compliance requirements mean specifically to your business.

As virtual CISOs we work with you to develop and implement successful action plans that provide tangible security solutions to help your business stay safe. 

We also help our clients prepare for Cyber Essentials and ISO accreditations, and are specialists in sensitive and special category data.

If you need or want to elect a Data Protection Officer, but either don’t hold those skills internally or don’t need a permanent staff member, outsourcing the role is a cost effective solution.

We will register as the DPO for your organisation, acting as first point of contact for supervisory authorities and for individuals. 

This will provide your Leadership Team with the advice and support you need to comply with relevant privacy regulations and legislation; to inform and uphold the rights of data subjects and ensure an appropriate risk-based system of controls over all personal data processed by the business. 

We’ll work with you to monitor compliance under the GDPR and other data protection laws, implementing the relevant internal and external data protection activities and polices.

As outsourced service provider, we remain independent and free from internal conflicts of interest.

One of the most important roles within any business is chief information security officer. It’s the responsibility of the CISO to developed and deploy a programme of security to prepare and protect your business against attack, as well as how to mitigate a data breach, if and when one strikes.

As virtual CISO we will work with our clients to develop the best defensive security strategy for their business based on their budget. 

Our defensive security experts will develop stratagies to deploy IT security hardware and software, as well as overseeing the development of corporate security policies, standards and procedures. 

We’ll help you to integrate these policies and protection strategies with IT systems development and collaborate with key people within your business to create a a bespoke IT security risk management programme. 

We have extensive experience auditing existing systems and servers to assess risk, using techniques like attack path mapping,  to predict emerging threats and monitor any security flaws and threats within your infrastructure, creating the best programme for your business. 

As experienced information security standards and policy writers we can review your current information security policies, or help you develop new ones. 

We have already developed internal policies for a number of companies to help them underpin how they mange their data protection and information security requirements. 

We can develop and review polices governing:

  • Privacy (both notices and policies)
  • Data protection
  • Information and Network Security
  • Data Subject Rights
  • Handling personal and special category data 
  • Safe File Transfer Protocols
  • Internal and External Breach Notification
  • Consent 
  • How to record processing activities 
  • Data minimisation and user access restriction 
  • Data retention and deletion