Compliance and GDPR readiness

Compliance standards require a systematic and structured approach that takes a considerable time to build out and maintain. This requires an in-depth understanding of security policies, standards and systems to make sure nothing gets missed. As an ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Lead Audit accredited company, Spector can provide both the skills and a working framework to deliver your compliance requirements.

We have found that for many of our clients, the main issue with compliance is not knowing how to get started. With Spector Comply, we provide a framework and process that simply makes sense. We get you where you need to be without pulling your hair out along the way!

  • Expertise in Cyber Essentials, GDPR, ISO and HIPPA standards
  • A systematic and structured approach
  • Assessment and risk evaluation
  • Data mapping and data audit
  • Risk assessment
  • Reporting and presentation
  • Templates and process assistance
  • Training
  • A skilled team with an in-depth understanding of security policies and standards
  • An ever-evolving solution that adapts to changing compliance standards
  • Peace of mind
  • Reduced costs
  • Save time and get results quickly

Our compliance services

Cyber Essentials certifications

Spector is proud to be an approved provider of the Cyber Essentials Certification.

Cyber Essentials is a globally recognised baseline standard for IT security. The Cyber Essentials scheme is used to “give assurance” to the wider industry and interested parties that the certified organisation is applying basic levels of IT-related security to address the threat of cyber attacks.

Implementation of Cyber Essentials can significantly reduce the risk of the most common low-level cyber attacks. Cyber Essentials can become a practical component of a wide-ranging cybersecurity infrastructure.

For more information, see our Blog Post on Cyber Essentials and a list of the full benefits of having this certification.

GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulatory legislation which came into force across all EU member states on 25th May 2018. It aims to bring data protection legislation into line to reflect the new and unforeseen ways in which data is now being used.

The legislation focuses on giving individuals more control over how their personal data is processed and will also introduce harsher fines for non-compliance and data breaches.

It applies to all businesses established within the EU which process personal data and also applies to any non-EU business that handles data related to EU citizens.

As industry experts of cybersecurity and data protection, Spector works with your business to ensure that you are ready for the introduction of the new legislation.

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Take the headache out of certifications and compliance requirements

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly changes data protection law in Europe, strengthening the rights of individuals and increasing the obligations on organisations. It came into effect on May 25th 2018.

As a business organisation, you are now required to be fully transparent about how you are using and safeguarding personal data, and to be able to demonstrate accountability for their data processing activities. The right set of policies and procedures, as well as staff awareness and training, will ensure you can demonstrate you are managing private data effectively.

Cyber Essentials is a globally recognised baseline standard for IT security. It is managed by Certification Europe. Think of it as health check covering core areas of IT and IT security controls. The Cyber Essentials scheme is used to ‘give assurance’ to both clients and providers that you apply basic levels of IT-related security.

Having a Cyber Essentials certification can help you secure contracts, reduces your risks of data breaches and other attacks, helps to address other compliance requirements (such as GDPR), and generally makes good business sense.

If you want to explore the many ways Cyber Essentials could benefit your business, talk to us today!

Our Cyber Security and Compliance Foundations project has been specifically designed to prepare Spector for compliance standards such as Cyber Essentials, GDPR, ISO and HIPPA, to name but a few. We have designed this solution over several years working with companies in industries such as financial services, healthcare and insurance and have successfully completed multiple projects right through to audit completion.

Our standard framework includes:

  • The supply and tailoring of Security Policies – numbering between 17 and 23 policies.
  • Secure build – technology meeting policy standards and Cyber Security protection.
  • Evidence Gathering – gathering of policy compliance and cyber security controls.
  • Maintaining standards – the ongoing tasks, policy updates and reviews that need to be performed in order to maintain compliance.
  • A single repository for all data – we retain all policies, reports, reviews and security-based information in a secure, fully audited file share.
  • Auditing – assistance with audit preparation and management of non-conformities for those companies that are
    audited either internally/externally or both.

Projects differ in complexity and but are often delivered within a 4-6 week time window.

Projects generally have two parts. The first covers the setup of your Cyber Security and Compliance framework – this get you positioned for compliance, but your responsibilities don’t end there. To continue being compliant, you’ll require a calendar of reviews and events to make sure that you have the evidence to support your compliance requirements. This is an ongoing service we offer and one that evolves with changes to compliance standards.

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