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North-east IT specialist Clark Integrated Technologies is continuing to champion cyber security for businesses by becoming the first in the region to become a qualified certification body offering the highest level a Government-endorsed scheme to beat the risks of internet-borne threats.

At a time when research shows that 43% of businesses experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months, Clark IT has become the only firm north of Edinburgh – and one of only a handful of Scottish companies - to be a certifying body in both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

The Plus scheme is an advanced approach to cyber security, identifying fundamental security controls that organisations should have in place to secure themselves against common cyber threats. The MoD requires its suppliers to have the Plus certificate and will be become a standard across the public sector in the future.

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GDPR compliance

Clark IT have now qualified as an Assessor of GDPR compliance (accredited by GCHQ) - another stage in our commitment to the North of Scotland in providing TRUST in our digital age.

We are now a practitioner in Cyber Security and can AUDIT , COUNCIL and STEER you through GDPR mitigation, along with Cyber Essentials and IASME certification. All part of keeping your business safe and reducing risk of disruption. Be safe out there...

In May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, aiming to protect the privacy of EU citizens by changing the way data is processed in organisations. Austen Clark, managing director of Scottish IT support specialists, Clark Integrated Technologies was asked what can people do to make their business safer?

One of the biggest shake ups of European privacy legislation which is expected to have a significant impact on the way business is done comes into force in 12 months’ time.

It’s going to have a huge impact on how businesses store and process data and carries tough penalties and hefty fines for breaches.

The Government will implement the General Data Protection Regulation and it is expected that the UK will continue to comply with GDPR after Brexit – so all businesses should be assessing how they use personal data and how this legislation will affect the sector in which they operate.

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