Be Secure: Simplifying Data Protection and Regulatory Compliance
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Brian Siney, Founder and Director
A side from the conventional data protection and privacy challenges faced by organisations across the European continent today, Brian Siney—One Trust Fellow of Privacy Technology (FPT) awardee— mentions three distinct hurdles impacting digital security. “Cost of investment in training and recruiting qualified professionals, adopting the right technologies, and the dynamic nature of data privacy are key areas to be emphasised,” he says. And his statement is supported by the anecdotes of several companies like Virgin Media and Marriot International, where a lack of properly trained and experienced data protection and security professionals, among many other reasons, made room for undesirable vulnerabilities in a company’s IT infrastructure. And errors in the decision-making process of not adopting new, technologically-powered security measures may have led to compliance issues or worse. In light of such problems, regulatory bodies like the DPA find themselves making amendments or creating new guidelines. This leads to a sudden need for newer data protection norms and tools that avoid companies being left in a state of non-compliance; none of which bodes well for either them or their trusting customers.
Having witnessed such complications damaging a business’ ability to competitively participate in its respective marketplaces, Siney founded Be Secure: a boutique consultancy firm that aims to support clients through all their compliance needs.
We do not try to reinvent the wheel. As far as enterprise solutions are concerned, we collaborate with various companies like OneTrust and help select the most suitable products for our clients
Established three years ago, Be Secure specialises in strengthening an organisation’s GDPR data protection and security compliance capabilities. The company offers a wide array of GDPR data protection services, ISO 27001 information security and cyber security services that advise clients on how to best manage their information assets and business systems. Be Secure’s team of experts approach a client’s existing data protection project by first understanding the aptitudes of its employees. Based on the results of this initial screening, Siney and his team assemble a group of multi-disciplined individuals who are highly qualified and well-equipped to deliver on the needs of the client. Be Secure additionally strives to drive the most from resources and talents that currently exist in an organisation for the sole purpose of minimising unnecessary spending.
“We do not try to reinvent the wheel. As far as enterprise solutions are concerned, we collaborate with various companies like OneTrust and help select the most suitable products for our clients,” expresses Siney.
Be Secure truly focuses not only on an organisation’s security requirements but also makes sure to advise on adopting the technologies that perfectly align with their client’s data protection objectives. And, lastly, to thoroughly fortify a client’s information security arrangements, Siney and his team offer comprehensive training services to educate staff on how to be action-ready to respond to data protection and security incidents, and how to assess new regulatory changes that are expected in the industry.
To further elucidate on Be Secure’s competencies, Siney shares the case study of an e-commerce business that experienced a data breach due to inadequacies in its staff’s internal training. “The employees did not know how to report or manage the impact of the breach,” he recalls. Be Secure promptly identified the source and cause of the problem expeditiously and conducted many rounds of remedial reporting. After securing the client’s information, Be Secure contacted the regulatory authorities concerned to help the e-commerce business achieve the necessary data protection and cyber security compliance standards.
With such dedication and passion for security and privacy, Be Secure has positioned itself to be the sure-fire choice for an organisation’s data protection and security needs. And since the final stages of Brexit are nearing, the company is gearing up to help European businesses experience a seamless regulatory transition. Be Secure also seeks to recruit new data protection and security professionals to help expand its geographical outreach, while bolstering the efficacies of its data protection and security services.
Headquarters St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Management Brian Siney, Founder and Director, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Description Be Secure is a Jersey-based data consultancy business specialising in GDPR data protection, ISO 27001 Information Security, data privacy and cyber security. Specialises in simplifying and bolstering an organisation’s GDPR data protection and security compliance capabilities. The company offers a wide array of GDPR data protection services, ISO 27001 information security and cyber security services that advise clients on how to best manage their information assets and business systems. Be Secure truly focuses not only on an organisation’s security requirements but also makes sure to advise on adopting the technologies that perfectly align with their client's data protection objectives