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We consider the security of your computer systems, and how to minimise the risks of data loss within the cloud and where some or all services are outsourced.
Cloud data storage and outsourcing can often be more secure than using internal resources however there are some additional things to bear in mind. We consider issues which should be taken into account when reviewing the security of your computer systems. At J R Watson & Co Accountants, we can provide guidance on data security in the Northampton and Rugby area.
Many companies are now completely reliant on the data stored on their network servers, PCs, laptops, mobile devices or in the cloud. Some of this data is likely to contain either personal information and/or confidential company information.
We have a related factsheet that covers the conventional data security considerations.
Here we look at some of the issues to consider when reviewing the security of your computer systems, and how to minimise the risks of data loss, within the cloud and services are outsourced.
Whilst cloud data storage and outsourcing can often be more secure than using internal resources, there are some additional things to bear in mind when some, or all, of your data is not held on-site.
Consider the potentially sensitive and confidential data that is stored in the cloud by your business.
Find out what is happening to that data and which controls are in place to prevent accidental or deliberate loss of this information.
The key question is - if all or some of this data is lost who could be harmed and how?
Once that question has been answered, steps to mitigate the risks of data loss must be taken. Here are some steps that should be undertaken to reduce the risk of data loss:
There are many resources available including:
Please contact us if you require help in the following areas:
If you are in the Northampton and Rugby area please do contact us and we would be happy to help with data security issues.
06 Oct 2021
The government has delayed the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA) for a year.
From April 2022, the government plans to create a new social care levy which will see UK-wide tax and National Insurance Contribution (NIC) increases.
HM Treasury has announced that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver the Autumn 2021 Budget on Wednesday 27 October.
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