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GDPR: General Data Protection Regulations
Even the smallest business runs the risk of incurring financial penalties if it does not comply with these new regulations.
If like me you have been vaguely aware of GDPR but not yet acted, now is the time.
The new regulations come into force in May 2018.
I found that reading the article at the following link was useful.
When I did, two questions came to mind:
- how might GDPR affect any business or organisation, big or small?
- what practical steps might help a business/organisation comply with the regulations?
Lets Encrypt SSL certificates are FREE so there is no excuse not to use one with your website!
There are some great benefits - see below.
There are also some potential pitfalls for those who actively market their website using Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools and Adwords.
Improved SEO - search engines value websites protected by SSL above those which aren't.
Improved security - next time you sign into your website your password will be encrypted.
Improved confidence - visitors will be reassured when they visit your website.
We will all know of someone who has been affected by internet fraud or abuse.
And we will no doubt have expressed our concern and said it is time something is done about the rising tide of internet crime and anti-social behaviour which is blighting all our lives.
Well now we can each play our part with the help of the UK Safety Internet Centre which is co-ordinating Safer Internet Day 2018.
This year the focal point is on Tuesday 6th February and the slogan is: Create, Connect and Share Respect.
We can each of us help to create a better safer internet.
How? By promoting respect for one another when we engage online.
Here are some practical steps to help minimise the risk of your computer or mobile device being compromised.
This will in turn help protect your Joomla! website from being compromised as a result of your administrator login credentials being stolen.
- Check your device is using the latest available version and release of its Operating System.
- Check you are using the latest available release of Web Browser.
Read on for more details.
Researchers discovered gaps in security stemming from Central Processing Units - better known as the chip or microchip - which could allow privately stored data in computers and networks to be hacked."
How should we respond?
The UK National Cyber Security Centre state that no data breaches have been reported since chip developers became aware of these flaws.
Most likely reason: the flaws were kept secret.
But not any more, so we can be sure that someone somewhere will now be seeking to exploit them.
So how should we respond?
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