May 2018 saw the introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) it’s main aim being to standardise data protection laws across the EU member countries so that their citizens have greater control over who has access to their personal information.
With this comes great responsibility for companies and organisations that hold such data, be it client contact details, accounts, email addresses or any other information from which an individual may be identifiable. Substantial fines can now be levied on businesses that do not proactively protect this data which is referred to as being non-compliant.
To become GDPR compliant, businesses must commit and adhere to a set of guidelines that can ensure their data is secured and protected from theft, both physically and online. Computer passwords obviously play a huge role in this as it is largely how staff authenticate themselves in the workplace, with many of us having several different ones to remember at any one time.
The GDPR stipulates that passwords used to secure access to personal information must be of a certain strength, unique and changed every month to prevent hackers from acquiring lists of examples which are common or regularly used within a particular organisation.
The timescale associated with updating employee passwords every 30 days and the amount of personal downtime a forgotten password can cause scales dramatically with the size of your business, which is why PC Repair are advocating the use of biometric security protection to streamline the process of personal identification in business.
A single fingerprint can replace passwords, ID cards and keys in the workplace; obsolete when compared to the benefits and and simplicity offered by a biometric security system.
Biometrics are not only incredibly secure and difficult to fake, they can also be used to establish individual accountability, minimising the possibility of fraud and system misuse.
An easily installed fingerprint scanner is all that is required start utilising biometric security in conjunction with your existing IT infrastructure, why not speak to PC Repair today about enhancing your security by making passwords a thing of the past?