Can you afford to lose 4% of your turnover? New laws mean this could be reality if your data security is breached. We can help

August 16th, 2016
Offsite backup

After all the recent media noise surrounding cybercrime and the threats to your business, I’m sure you’re aware of the panic around ransomware and how it works to encrypt your files and make you pay out a large ransom to get them back. Even if you shell out the money, you may not be guaranteed to get the files back. The criminals may just keep increasing the fees. What if some of your customers’ data is in the files you lose? What happens then? According to EU laws, The General Data Protection Regulation has announced that any business, (including UK businesses even after leaving the EU) will be facing a fine if they have suffered a data breach.  Depending on the severity of the breach, the fine is up to 20 million euros or 4% of the annual global turnover - whichever is greater! What would you do if faced with a fine this substantial, could your business afford it? Could you keep paying your staff? Keep business processes running? Face the awkward phone calls / letters to customers to tell them you have lost their data? After such a devastating blow and enormous fine, this will ruin your reputation and your customers will likely find a new company who don’t lose their data. So how do you avoid this happening? Don’t panic, we are here to help. We have teamed up with PGI Cyber to bring Cyber Essentials certification to you with the added support of our helpful engineers to walk you through the process and ensure you are protected against any security breaches. The certification makes sure no malware can get in to your network in the first place and with AMA Managed Services we will ensure you are equipped with the latest anti-virus software to further safeguard your business and data. Contact a member of our friendly team on 01179232233 or sales@ama-it.com to discuss how we can help and set you up with the highest level protection now.