• First of all, Don’t Panic Or Worry. We have time 25th May 2018 is “Deadline Day” but don’t believe everything you read.

GDPR Compliance? What is it?? Well, to be honest, We don’t think anyone knows the “Correct” procedures or implementations for GDPR compliance. But we have created some key points that will help you on your way to becoming compliant and possibly with help from ValiantIT.

Encrypt your devices

There are tools on both MAC OSX & Windows that allow you to encrypt your whole device hard drive or external drives.

Windows – This can be completed by using bit locker which encrypts your whole PC’s hard drive with a key that is not passable on any other machine. A key is created by a USB stick that sends your PC a key enabling you to open/turn on your machine

MAC OSX – There is an option in settings which has a feature called “File-Vault” you can switch on which will mean that unless someone knows your password (or you leave the system unlocked) they cannot access your data.

Decide where to store your data

Finding the right host for your data is one of the biggest steps in the GDPR cyber Security saga, Having data stored on a physical drive in your control such as a USB stick or hard drive is compliant however we would not recommend this to back up your data full time, as these drives are not redundant and sometimes cannot be recovered if they should fail we have noted down some of the hosts that we would recommend other than our product InstaFile for your convenience to have a look at.

Data Storage
  • Microsoft One Drive
  • Google Drive
  • BOX
  • Dropbox
Accounting
  • Xero
  • Quickbooks
  • Sage Cloud
Email
  • Office 365
  • G Suite

Be vigilant and suspicious of all email

With email nowadays you have to be very vigilant with any email that is delivered, we have noted some quick tips that should help you identify Spoof or spam email with potential threats.

  • Check for attached files – If the email has an attachment and generally doesn’t from a client that you email a lot.
  • Bank Account details – if there are any form of bank account details on an email, this is not standard practice for a business to send out there bank details that are not attached to an invoice itself. So this is a big tell tail sign for a bad email.
  • Check at the top of the email – to make sure it does not say “sent on behalf” as this generally shows its not from the sender you think.

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