Paulius Petretis, leading cyber security expert and CEO of VORAS Consulting advises businesses to take action now in order to comply with new data protection rule while also reviewing some of the many benefits.
Vilnius, Lithuania – February 05, 2017 – Paulius Petretis, CEO of VORAS Consulting posted a new article on the company website entitled “May 2018 Deadline for New Data Protection Compliance.” Mr. Petretis provides a review of how the new ruling benefits both the private and business sectors.
“With the deadline quickly approaching,” writes Petretis, “businesses throughout Europe and the world are scrambling to hire information security experts to bring them into compliance with the new data protection rules.” He advises, “If you have not begun your conversation with someone to bring your business into compliance, you will want to begin the conversation soon because the deadline is just 13 months away.”
Petretis says, “In case you are not clear about the purpose of the ruling, I’m sharing information published by the European Commission, which states, “The proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications will increase the protection of people’s private lives while, at the same time, open up new opportunities for business.” According to Petretis, “Everyone stands to benefit.”
Petretis goes on to share a number of benefits, one of which states “One continent, one law, making a single set of rules, which make it simpler and cheaper for companies to do business in the EU.”
The entire article can be read here
Paulius Petretis is an Information security expert, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT(CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC®), Guest speaker at various conferences and seminars, Trainer at information security related training courses.
According to the annual survey initiated by the Info Security Europe, a whopping 93% of large organizations and 76% of small businesses had at least a single information security breach in 2011. Only 18% of the organizations affected by the infringements related to data protection laws had a consistent and effective contingency plan in place. According to Paulius, information is not something static – it evolves and mutates every day. It is the ecosystem of every business and if a single cell fails, it can bring down the entire business.
Therefore ensuring a consistent and up-to-date information protection policy must be the priority for all businesses – no matter how big or small they are. As it might be unrealistic to believe that any young or experienced entrepreneur can be the jack of all trades, the really smart decision is to rely on specialists who dedicate their professional lives to getting to know everything there is to know about protecting important business information.
With more than 16 years of experience in helping people, small businesses, and government organizations to protect their business secrets, Paulius believes that information security must help businesses achieve goals but not vice versa.