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Data Protection – it’s a leadership issue

00Business Risk, Cyber Security, GDPRTags: , , November, 17

PRESS RELEASE

Leamington Cyber Security Company teams up with World Leading Management Accountants to produce film on protecting Business Data.

Video link: http://riskevolves.com/#video

The Leamington based cyber security and risk management company, Risk Evolves, has teamed up with CIMA, the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of management accountants, to produce a film on how businesses can protect their data from a cyber attack.

Cyber Essentials

The film explains how, with a few simple measures and pre-empting risk, businesses can keep safe their data and that of their clients. It showcases a number of ways in which this can be done including the government backed Cyber Essentials Scheme https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview

Risk Evolves managing director, Helen Barge said all companies need to be aware of the risks which could damage their business and reputation whether it is a supplier which goes bust or a cyber attack which takes them offline.

Helen said: “ There is a lot of fear out there about cyber attacks and the punitive fines which could be handed out under the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) which come into force in May next year. Businesses need to understand they should treat, protect and manage data in the same way as any other organisational asset.

Data Disruption

“We wanted businesses to look at how they and their staff handle data and how a data breach can damage businesses in the long term. Theft and misuse of data has consequences for individuals as well as organisations. As recent high profile cases have shown, a data breach can do untold damage to your business and its reputation.

“But we also wanted the film to show organisations and businesses that with a few simple steps they will not only protect themselves and their clients but they will stand out from the competition in terms of safety and security by proving they can treat their data with respect.

The Risk Evolves film http://riskevolves.com/#video  features interviews with local businesses who work with the company to manage the risk of a cyber attack. These include chartered accountants Harrison, Beale and Owen, Labyrinth Logistics and the Independent Association of Prep Schools.

The film is part of a series commissioned by CIMA and produced by ITN Productions.

For further information contact:

Helen Barge, Managing Director, Risk Evolves

helen_barge@riskevolves.com

Tel: 01926 800710

Gail Downey, Media and Communications Manager, Risk Evolves

gail_downey@riskevolves.com

(m) 07976 819913

About Us:

Risk Evolves helps businesses prepare and meet risk management across operations, the supply chain and IT. The company specialises in cyber security and risk management helping organisations and businesses achieve ISO and the British Standards Institution accreditation.

Risk Evolves was set up by risk management specialist Helen Barge. Helen has experience in a wide range of sectors and is passionate about helping businesses and organisations manage their risks, understand cyber security and the impact on their reputation of a data breach.

Helen and her team provide simple preventative measures to ensure the safety and security of your business. They work with a wide range of organisations and specialists, including the police, to identify and manage risk and to protect reputation should an attack occur.

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