As the world limps on and businesses in the UK contend with the challenges of another period of lockdown, B4 members representing the Business Services, IT & Communications Hub marked Data Protection Day on Thursday 28th January 2021 by discussing what the major threats were to their businesses. With thanks to Darren Aston (Aston & James), Neill Lawson-Smith (CIS Ltd), Paul Ballinger (STL Communications), Salim Benadel (Storm Internet) and Kellie Peters (Databasix).
The enforced lockdown due to the Coronavirus has placed a new demand for IT systems and technology like never before.
You’ll know already that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires companies to have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to ensure that data protection is built into their processing activities and business practices.
As founder and director of Storm Internet, Salim Benadel has a passion for doing things right. It’s not often you come across someone with such a level of drive and determination to succeed, but Salim wants to succeed to help his growing number of clients succeed, to make their lives easier…it’s the mantra of Storm.
For Oxfordshire-based managed IT services provider CIS, 2019 marks 30 years of successfully supporting local business growth and business continuity. CIS have gone from strength to strength, with up to 30% YoY growth, dozens of awards, multiple acquisitions, and a prosperous future ahead.
If the GDPR was supposed to clarify companies’ data privacy compliance obligations, the recent fine levied by the CNIL against Google underscores how far we still have to go – writes Will Richmond-Coggan, director specialising in data privacy issues at Freeths LLP
The war against cybercriminals has reached a critical point and businesses should ready themselves for an attack every 14 seconds, says Neill Lawson-Smith FBCS, MD of CIS Ltd