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AKT and GDPR

Actor and cartoonist Simon Pearsall has illustrated our GDPR policy.  If you are a client or a supplier, or indeed anyone whose details we have on our system then you should have received a copy of the cartoon. If for any reason you haven’t then please let us know.  It is important that you know your rights under the regulations and are happy with the way we process your data.

AKT has spent the last few months preparing for the General Data Protection Regulations.

In early 2018 AKT upgraded its entire IT system in a project managed by IT provider Fitzrovia. All old computers were replaced with new machines and security was considerably enhanced as described below.

Cyber Essentials: A certification, accredited by GCHQ and endorsed UK government for businesses who have achieved a minimum cyber security standard, demonstrating their commitment to preventing cyber-attacks and data breaches. The process itself will prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks alone, combined with other security measures it ensures of high level of defence.

Intune Mobile Device Management: MDM ensures that devices that can access corporate data meet a minimum security standard, monitors this compliance and restricts access if a device is found to be vulnerable. It also provides a mechanism for wiping a device or removing corporate data if a device is lost or stolen, ensuring data breaches are minimised or prevented

Firewall: An enterprise grade firewall is used to prevent unauthorised access to the corporate network from attacks. It is inherently more robust than a home-style firewall as it can detect and prevent attacks whilst still maintaining a high level of productivity and quality connection

Standardised build: Windows 10 is the most secure operating system Microsoft have released and a standard build increases that security baseline by ensuring that only business critical applications are installed, reducing the overall cyber risk of user devices

Cloud email scanning (Mimecast): Mimecast scans all incoming and outgoing emails for spam, phishing attempts and malicious attachments. This provides an extra layer above the standard Microsoft spam/malware filter which ensures that email vulnerabilities are reduced and users are much less likely to receive a malicious email

Anti-malware software: Sophos is an industry leading enterprise grade solution for protecting against computer viruses, malware and malicious web activity. It updates and scans systems continuously and automatically, with monitoring provided through a cloud console