Document Network Services have been awarded Cyber Essentials accreditation for 2018, in the run up to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into effect later this month.

Mark Harby, Solutions Specialist at DNS with Rob Kay, Technical Director of RDS Global at the DNS Innovation Centre in Pride Park, Derby.

Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme that helps to protect organisations against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks. We have been working with RDS Global since November 2017 on a journey to reduce cyber security vulnerabilities and improve protection against threats to our organisation.

Mark Harby, Solutions Specialist at Document Network Services, said “We have had our internal systems for IT, HR and Management audited by RDS Global who advised around areas that we needed to improve. These changes have all been implemented and we can now say with confidence that our core internal systems have been audited and have passed.”

Not settling for ensuring that only our own company is ready for the GDPR, we have also been helping other local businesses get ready – by delivering GDPR Breakfast Events which teach more about the new legislation, how it will affect day-to-day working practices and some measures that can be taken to get ready.

Rob Kay, Technical Director and GDPR Practitioner at RDS Global said “Cyber Essentials is just one step that DNS have taken to get ready for the GDPR and it’s great to see how their team are already using their newly acquired knowledge to help other businesses. I’m confident that they will be leaps and bounds ahead of most organisations when the new legislation comes into effect.”

The next GDPR Breakfast Event will take place on Friday 25th May – the very date that the GDPR comes into effect. If you would like to attend, please click here or call 0845 034 0895 for a full list of dates, to find out more and to register.