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Are You Ready for GDPR?

With the continued growth in cyber-crime we are all constantly reminded of the importance of data security. The need has been brought into sharp focus with the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which all organisation must be compliant with by 25 May 2018. At HAS Technology Group (owner of CM2000 and Ezitracker), we have many years of managing sensitive data on behalf of our customers and in preparation for GDPR have created a new Infrastructure and Security Team. The move has been designed to reflect the high priority the business has always put on system and data security.

HAS Technology Group already has a range of stringent security policies and standards accreditations including; ISO27001, PSN compliance and ISO22301, and has recently appointed a Group Compliance Manager to oversee all aspects of security including GDPR compliance. The role includes making sure everyone in the business is aware of our security obligations and understands the role they must play in minimising any security risks.

 The Infrastructure and Security Team are preparing for GDPR by:


  • running regular penetration testing and network / server hardening
  • quickly patching systems where any security vulnerabilities are identified
  • regularly reviewing and where appropriate restricting data and system access
  • securing the building by swipe access
  • installing the latest CCTV so that our printed data is less at risk.


Nicholas Hutson-Alvarez, Group IT Security & Services Manager comments, “Many organisations will struggle to fully meet the requirements of GDPR by the 25th May 2018. At HAS Technology Group we have a long-term strategy and plan in place to make sure we are fully compliant and which allows us to identify potential security risks before they happen”.

Written by: Simon Rider, Group Marketing Director.

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