Let’s face it. Staff often find data protection training to be quite boring and complex. Making it difficult for you to create a culture of data protection and cyber security risk awareness within your organisation.
Not to mention, to comply with increasingly challenging data protection laws, or to embed best practice standards. The fact is that a large proportion of data breaches stem from inadequate training measures.
Providing your staff with engaging data protection training is therefore, undoubtedly one of the most cost effective ways of reducing data protection and privacy risks. Failing to do so greatly increases your organisations exposure to massive risks.
Data protection risks for digital business’ and business undergoing digital transformations have never been higher. As the rate of digital adoption grows, so does the exposure to Cyber Security (e.g cyber crime, hacking, malicious insider and state-sponsored attacks) and privacy (once data goes digital the chances of private information leaking can increase) threats.
The challenge becomes even more complex in organisations that process vast quantities of personal and sensitive data across a wide variety of media. A challenge faced by even the smallest of orgasniations in the digital world.
To compound matters, data protection laws are changing and regulatory scrutiny and monetary penalties are increasing. From the 25th May 2018, your organisation (whether EU or UK based) faces the risk of being fined by data protection supervisory authorities like the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office:
IG Smart helps organisations of all shapes and sizes to navigate their way through complex data protection laws in order to embed a culture of data protection and privacy risk awareness. Using tailored and engaging Data Protection Training to help your staff understand and comply with their data protection responsibilities.
Our training is as much focused empowering you and your staff to use data with confidence, as it is about mitigating data protection risks. We share insights which can enable you and your staff to leverage data in as effective, efficient, secure and compliant a manner as possible.
We have learned over the years that the vast majority of data breaches can be relatively easily prevented through adequate staff training, clear and concise policy and the effective implementation of physical and technical information security controls.