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The Importance of Cybersecurity and the GDPR

May 09, 2018 / Chris Smith

When you hear the term cybersecurity, you would be forgiven if your mind wandered to an image of a Hollywood-style hacker, frantically typing away in front of multiple monitors, with lines of code pouring down the screens. This is the impression put upon us by shows and movies like Mr. Robot and The Net. While there might be a slither of truth in them, the way that we think about cybersecurity needs to be different. It’s a very real threat in today’s world. With advancements in technology and downing of barriers making life sweeter for many businesses, it’s also opened the door to one or two bad eggs. Now, cybersecurity attacks aren’t large-scale, nation-felling, apocalypse-bringing disasters like they’re made out to be in the aforementioned entertainments, but, more akin to the problems Facebook have faced recently. While Facebook didn’t undergo a cybersecurity attack, it came to light that they were perhaps wrongly collecting and using users’...