Did you know that nearly half of the traffic on the Internet is artificial traffic unrelated to the activity of ordinary users on the Internet, which can have many different causes. This can be the traffic of various types of search engine indexing robots, bots trying to break your password on your server or on your website, hackers who want to steal your company’s data or crawlers that collect e-mail addresses to send spam to you or from your server .
Until now different Personal Data Protection Acts across the countries around the world had obligated us to care for the security of data processing in the company. However, in recent years, the European Union has unified the way personal data should be protected and handled. Identical requirements in all countries have been introduced in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, commonly known as the GDPR Regulation (or GDPR). As a result, many countries civilized and significantly modernized the legal acts used so far, and many companies realized the amount of data processed, their importance and the need to protect them.
In order to be able to protect against leakage of company data or personal data, or hacking hacking, it is necessary to perform an IT security audit in the company. Such an audit examines the technologies used, data processing places and data flows between systems, procedures used in the company or organization, or the knowledge of the staff to catch any weak points and gaps. Thanks to such an audit, you can later significantly improve the security of systems in the company and prevent unpleasant incidents of security breaches, loss of important data and exposure to penalties specified by law.
Such an audit is necessary in particular for companies that process a large amount of sensitive data (e.g. banks, insurance companies, medical entities, state administration). But not only because more and more companies process more and more data which by definition are not sensitive data, but may be so for the person whose data is processed.
After such an audit, the following conclusions may appear: introducing or improving the policies and procedures related to the way data processing by system users and granting access to data, fixing gaps in IT systems, defining methods of creating and restoring backup copies, informing users about incidents related to leakage data, or training or regular updating of employees’ knowledge of data security issues.
With such a weapon, the company can defend itself against the dangers awaiting it from the network, from hackers, viruses, competitors or irresponsible employees.