How you use business data not only needs to comply with GDPR, how securely you store it will significantly reduce your risk of a security breach or cyber attack. If you are as unprepared for attack and as unlucky as Uber, you may be hit with both a ransom attack and a fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
The ICO fined Uber £385,000 for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber attack. A series of data security flaws, which could have been avoided, meant fraudsters accessed and downloaded the personal details of around 2.7 million UK customers. The records of almost 82,000 drivers based in the UK were also taken during the incident.
Instead of reporting the breach, Uber decided to pay the hackers $100,000 to destroy the data. However, the truth soon emerged and the ICO stepped in to impose the hefty fine.
If you want to avoid rubbing shoulders with those who deal on the Dark Web or the ICO, we recommend implementing Cyber Essentials, the UK Government’s process for ensuring your IT system is working at its best to prevent breach or attack.
Contact Ziptech’s Harpreet Walia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about getting your business Cyber Essentials Accredited.