The Your Cloud Works team are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Cyber Essentials certification.
Cyber Essentials is the government scheme for businesses to prove their commitment to cyber security. It is part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Program. Our certification shows that we are serious about security.
Director Tony Capewell commented, “I feel that in this growing world of cybercrime we need to stamp our commitment to protecting our clients. Cyber Essentials provides this along with our soon to be completed GDPR commitment and newly launching Security Operation Centre (SOC) will stand us out against our competitors and give our clients the comfort to know they are in good hands.”
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Your Cloud Works achieved this certification as part of our commitment to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by it’s introduction on 25th May 2018.
GDPR is the latest EU data privacy and protection framework. Individuals will gain more control over how organisations collect and process their personal information. The legislation will also place additional obligations on businesses, making them become more responsible for data protection.
As part of being a responsible and trustworthy cloud provider for business and schools, we will be able to demonstrate compliance with GDPR. This includes building GDPR into current and future contractual commitments, and the improvement and maintenance of our data protection and privacy controls. Your Cloud Works will ensure that the six data protection principles are at the heart of all operations, meaning that any personal data we handle will be:
- processed lawfully, fairly and transparently;
- collected only for specific legitimate purposes;
- adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary;
- must be accurate and kept up to date;
- stored only as long as is necessary;
- and ensure appropriate security, integrity and confidentiality.
In addition to this, we will soon be launching a Security Operations Centre (SOC) for our clients. This exciting new service will bring a variety of essential cyber security features in to managed service packages, making them accessible to every business. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more information as soon as it is available.