An established SME with multiple clients. Sources and books training courses on client's behalf. Data transfer to the UK with Brexit implications. Small team of employees. Uses a number of software providers with all data stored in the cloud. Legal requirement to store data for health & safety records.
WHERE ARE YOU VISIBLE?
WHERE ARE YOU VULNERABLE?
All data stored in the cloud. No 'worst day ever' plan in place for data loss. Managing consent to store and sharing of information, including special category health data.
The first step is an inventory of what you have. Create a register of all your SAAS products and services that you use to run your business.
Accounting Programs e.g. Quickbooks or Xero Project Management apps e.g. Monday.com or Airtable Sales & Customer management e.g HubSpot, OnePageCRM or BriteBiz HR to manage employees and payroll Marketing and Social Media management including your social media accounts e.g Mailchimp, Scheduling apps and off course Instagram and Facebook Your website and any plugins that have been installed
Finally create an asset register of your physical assets like computers, printers, routers and modems and any IoT devices like smart lightbulbs that also connect to your wireless network.
Now its simple enough to create a map of where your data travels to, who has access to it and who you share it with. This is the
Find the value in Data Protection
The most valuable asset in your business is your people. Next is your data. Protecting your data makes good business sense.