Whilst over the last few months many of us have enjoyed a summer holiday of some kind, it’s business as usual for Cyber Security Planners who are keen to move forward in the battle against cyber hackers.
With the constant threat of cyber-attacks still remaining high on the global agenda, we look at what’s been happening during the summer months of 2021.
US Discusses Raising Bar on Cyber Security
In an ambitious plan to increase resilience on cyber security. President Joe Biden has recently held a ‘call to action’ summit with cyber security planners and tech giants Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, to review working relationships for both public and private sectors in terms of combatting against cyber threats and weak areas of US cyber security. The meeting addressed new legislation on breach notifications and the regulation of cyber security insurance, including discussions on the implications of ransomware and malicious online activity.
UK Cyber Security Council opens for membership
The UK Cyber Council is aimed at supporting UK businesses and those with a direct interest in cyber security. The councils aim to introduce professional standards, achieve qualifications, and develop careers. Companies and cyber security planners will have the opportunity to influence how the council will develop for the future. Supported by the UK Government, the self-regulating body will hold regular council meetings and focus on developing the profession. Companies can find out more and sign up for membership by visiting – https://www.ukcybersecuritycouncil.org.uk/membership/
UK Cyber Security Planners have had a chance to review their policy
For some businesses, the quieter summer months allows for some time to put in place some of those office house-keeping jobs which need addressing – reviewing the company’s cyber security policy is one of those jobs! With the experience now behind us as to what cyber security really means for individual companies, cyber security planners should set time aside to reassess how the company cyber security policy plays a vital part in future production.
Managing Data – Understanding and making clear how employees access data, where it is stored and what happens when data is deleted will create a clear strategy.
Managing Technology – Protect devices and networks. Update passwords and apply extra levels of security will ensure that systems are tightly protected against external cyber threats.
To find out more about implementing a cyber security strategy for your company, please contact our team at Crendon Insurance. We provide cyber security insurance cover and data protection insurance for cyber security planners who are looking to protect their data and their IT systems.
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