GDPR is a ‘living thing’
Our Managing Director and owner of the company, Paul Moore explained: “GDPR for us stands for ‘Giving Data Proper Respect’, it’s a living evolving thing.
“GDPR is more than crossing the finishing post and ticking that one off the list, it’s more like crossing the starting line. If there’s a leak in 12 months’ time the Information Commissioner won’t be too interested about what you did a year ago to be compliant, but they will be interested in what you did and do to stay compliant.”
We can help anyone implement technology to that ticks the box of compliance from an IT perspective.
You should be securing your data with an adequate backup strategy to safeguard against ransomeware attacks. As a minimum you should also have proper network and end-point security systems to prevent hacks and should be regularly applying security patches to your systems and software and looking at how you would know if there had been a leak.
We always ask clients if they would know if they were hacked or if they would be aware if data leaked out of their HR department into another internal department, all of which would be a breach of security and their systems, and the simple answer is ‘no’.
With the growing use of IT and virtual communication, the security of your business has become more than simply locking up at night and turning on the burglar alarm.
Companies serious about online security and wanting to demonstrate this to their clients can apply to become Cyber Security Essentials Certified.
We can provide Technology services that cover issues related to IT security and maintaining GDPR compliancy and can offer a program to become cyber essentials compliant.
If you’re a business owner, we can also help you get to grips with IT, which previously may have been an area you’ve shied away from.
Andy joins us!
Andy Munday has been appointed as our new First Line Support Engineer and will be helping our clients keep their computer systems up-to-date, healthy and secure.
He will be maintaining our customers’ business IT infrastructure, as well as offering effective and efficient IT support to both home and business users.
Our MD Paul explains: “We’re thrilled that Andy has come on board. He brings a wealth of experience to his new role and is a very welcome addition to our growing team.
“Before joining us, Andy worked for several years with Viridor Waste Management as a first and, then, second line regional engineer. He also spent 14 years with a business ISP, Easynet Ltd, in various IT roles, the last of which was arranging the provision of business data lines with different levels of broadband connectivity.”
Prior to this, Andy was employed for 12 years with BT. His last role there was as a Project and Procedure Manager.
He says: “I’m delighted to be joining the QSS IT team and to be able to assist its growing number of clients with their IT needs. I’m looking forward to getting out and meeting customers and helping solve their IT issues.”