Data security

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BT Data security consulting

Protect your organisation

Keep your data protected from corruption and unauthorised access

New ways of working, growth of social media and introduction of new data regulation can all present risks to data. It’s vital you know where your data is stored and put the necessary measures in place to keep it secure. Your organisation can not risk or afford a data breach.

Defending your organisation against internet based threats is increasingly complex as internet hosted malware becomes ever more sophisticated. Failure to adequately protect your business could lead to loss of data, revenue, brand reputation and customer loyalty.

With operations in over 180 countries supporting some of the world’s largest companies, from financial institutions to pharmaceuticals, we have a unique perspective on cybercrime. We know that data breach can happen anytime.

So we’ve built a team of 2,500 experts who are constantly watching, learning, predicting and responding to threats to protect us and our customers. So you can rely on us to protect you.

Guarantee your data security, working with BT.

  • Protection of intellectual property and sensitive business information – personal information, as well as business critical information, finance and commercial data, classified and intellectual properties need robust controls to enforce security. We can help to establish policies for data classification, data protection, data retention and disposal.
  • E2E security solutions to protect your data – the advisory services we provide are business, architectural and technical orientated to enable a true end-to-end data protection solution.
  • Data classification & encryption services – securing data when stored or in transit, whilst also supporting business processes and making things hassle free for users.
  • Data discovery and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) – we can help you to monitor flows of personal and other sensitive data and prevent any unwanted disclosure.

 

Recommendations

Secure data from unauthorised changes and remain compliant with regulation

To improve your data security, we have some key recommendations for organisations:

  • Be aware of how personal data is controlled and processed.
  • Be able to identify valuable data assets. This involves distinguishing between personal and business data. As well as the flows, processes and locations where it is stored.
  • Assess the impact of data breach and focus on protecting the sensitive and critical assets.
  • Develop specific data protection programmes to redesign security architecture and integrate data security tools.
  • Develop security processes to detect and mitigate data leaks.
  • Implement a series of security controls that are detective, preventative, proactive and reactive.

How we can help

Be confident your data security equips your organisation for success

The key challenge organisations face is ensuring data protection and legislation compliance, whilst maintaining a hassle free experience for users. Start your journey with BT today, where we can help you to:

Protect personal data and comply with GDPR

Data privacy is an important issue for organisations who are processing and controlling personal data in the EU. From May 2018, GDPR will come into force. This aims to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals in the EU.

Organisations must look at their entire security landscape and put a strategy into place. This involves implementing technical and security measures to prevent data leaks and ensure data compliance.

Adopt Cloud computing

More and more organisations are turning to the cloud. There are still concerns around the level of control in IT infrastructure with cloud services. Especially when it comes to sharing data centres with other companies and competitors who have diverse risk profiles. Choosing the right cloud provider and agreeing the contractual terms to manage security is fundamental.

Define data locations in a blurred IT

Data exists in all business processes, applications and infrastructures. Customers find it challenging to determine where data flows and where it stays. Digital transformation completely changes the ways data is processed and protected. Cloud computing, Shadow IT and BYOD are just some examples of the new scenarios.

Manage the exponential growth of data

Big Data presents a challenge for organisations if the right security measures aren’t in place.

Efficiently protect and comply

Whilst there are numerous security controls that can protect data, only some will be most appropriate for your company and IT ecosystem. Data protection can only be achieved with expert advisory and a holistic approach.