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Get serious about security: Firewalls explained

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Why is a firewall important for my business?

Not many businesses would operate without locks, alarms and CCTV cameras protecting their premises from intrusion and theft. But protecting your computer systems is equally important, to prevent critical business operations being disrupted, or even worse, your private data or intellectual property from being stolen.

Security measures are under the spotlight with the upcoming GDPR changes taking effect in May. You need to be able to prove that you’ve taken reasonable steps to protect your customer data in the event of a breach. And a firewall is the cornerstone of any network security strategy.

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How will the GDPR affect schools?

The GDPR in schools

If you’ve read our ‘What is GDPR?’ blog, you should know the basics of how the Data Protection Act is changing. And, what these changes mean in relation to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). If you’ve not read our ‘What is GDPR?’ blog, you can find it here.

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What is GDPR?

Google gets access to 4% of total visible sites on the Internet while the remaining 96% is said to be the Deep web also known as TOR, a place for hackers and people who do illegal activities’1

Think about the above quote for a second, when it’s sunk in, you’ll realise how much we can actually access the internet.

Now think about what could be in the ‘Deep web’. Would you like all your clients’ data to ‘get lost’ in there? No, neither would we.

Reasons like this are why the GDPR has been put in place. To keep everyone’s personal data safe. Including our own.

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