PAW 2022: The Role of MSPs in Data Privacy Compliance

Privacy Awareness Week is a great opportunity for us to reflect on our Data Privacy Practices.

Data Privacy is becoming more and more of a complex issue as we move forward in the digital world. From a business standpoint, it can become more challenging trying to keep up with all the laws and regulations in order to avoid non-compliance penalties and negative publicity.

If you are looking for an option that can both keep your network safe and keep your business compliant with data management standards: an MSP can help.

How a Managed Services Provider Can Help

Centralised Information Security Management

When you fall victim to a cyberattack, your business may be in violation of certain data privacy laws. By centralising the management of your network's security, an MSP minimises the amount of data that can be accessed by third parties. An MSP security centralisation can also improve your response times for cyber threats and make sure that data logs can be easily accessed to ensure that adherence with data privacy regulations is improved moving forward.

Better Protection from Cyberattacks

An MSP can aid by providing additional security layers on your network with the use of the latest hardware and software designed to keep cyber threats at a distance. From anti-ransomware, and anti-malware to the latest firewalls and phishing mitigation software, a versatile MSP can help prevent cyber threats from entering your network in the first place.

Improved Incident Alert Management

Data privacy regulations such as GDPR set strict requirements on the timeframe in which businesses affected by a data breach must contact certain parties. Business organisations that fail to send the necessary notifications within the required timeframe may be subject to a number of penalties.

An MSP can help you avoid penalties by setting up real-time data breach alerts across your network. Aside from avoiding penalties, this will allow your MSP neutralise cyber threats as quickly as possible.

Availability of a Virtual CIO

From a data compliance perspective, a Virtual CIO or vCIO can audit your network for weak areas and come up with recommendations based on important developments in data privacy regulations and cyber threats. Your vCIO will figure out how to make updates to your network as a means of reaching overarching company goals. The vCIO is the bridge between your business and the technology and security teams powering your digital compliance.

We hope this article will answer your questions on how MSPs can help with your Data Privacy Compliance. For enquiries, please contact us at enquiry@andersenit.com.au or fill out the form below.

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