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GDP-aaaargh!

Posted on: July 12th, 2018 by Cornerstone

Chris Petty, managing Director of Cornerstone Business Solutions,
explain why his firm has the answer to an issue that’s never far from our
minds…
You might think it’s boring, boring, boring but we all know GDPR can’t be ignored. It feels like that all we’ve heard about recently and no doubt, like me, you received what seemed like a million emails pleading with you “Please don’t go! We want to stay in touch.” It all reminded me a bit about that time back when the new millennium was coming and everyone thought the so-called Millennium Bug was going to crash every
computer. Many people panicked but, of course, nothing happened. So what happened on May 25? Well,
nothing much, as it turned out, apart from the fact that we all received a lot more emails. You were no doubt invited to and perhaps attended a seminar with someone for a boring talk about GDPR and, like many
others, left feeling none the wiser and probably even more confused about what was expected of you and your business.
So what do you have to do?

GDPR isn’t just a “Europe thing”, even though the biggest impact will be on organisations based in the european Union. Literally every business in the world that collects data about any individual living in the EU is
impacted. Organisations that are found to be non-compliant with these sweeping new privacy regulations could even be subject to significant fines and crippling sanctions.
Now for the scary bit…organisations in breach of GDPR can be fined up to 4% of their annual global turnover or £20m, whichever is greater.
But how do we find a data breach? How do we make sure we are compliant? And how do we stay compliant?
Here at Cornerstone, we’ve been working quietly in the background on a software programme that not only helps make your business GDPR-compliant but can also monitor your network to keep you compliant.
With this powerful software appliance connected to your network we can provide:
• Initial GDPR assessment:
Scan the network environment and answer a set of pre-configured questions to quickly and easily determine if all GDPR requirements are being met and, if not, what needs to be done to become compliant.
• GDPR remediation services:
Document and prioritise issues that must be remediated to address GDPR related security vulnerabilities through ongoing managed services.
• GDPR approved documentation:
Produce all regularly scheduled mandatory reports as required by GDPR and be prepared, in advance, in the
event of an audit. Demonstrate your “best efforts” to comply with the law.
• Ongoing GDPR compliance:
Regular, automated network scans detect any ongoing issues, identify potential threats and provide alert
notifications.
“We’ve been working quietly in the background on a software programme that not only helps make your business GDPR compliant but can also monitor your network to keep you compliant
This is definitely NOT just another checklist product. There are many checklist products on the market that provide you with a laundry list of tasks you must perform, and information you need to gather, process, analyse and validate to be GDPR-compliant. But Cornerstone take the process to the next level by automating the collection of much of the data you need, analysing it for you and providing you with dynamic worksheets that are customised based on the results of the collected data.
So for all that it’s a bit boring and very confusing, we all have to make sure we are compliant. Let us take the stress away – let Cornerstone get you compliant and keep you that way, ensuring that 4% of annual
turnover fine doesn’t become a reality.
Speak to us about our unique GDPR product. Get in touch today.

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