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What is a GDPR Assessment?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU citizens an unprecedented level of control over their personal information. This places a huge onus on businesses to strengthen their security provisions. Breaching GDPR risks a maximum fine of €20m or 4% of global turnover.

A GDPR Assessment looks at your data security provisions – specifically those you have in place to protect personal data. Fidus will help you understand your current security posture, and where defences still need to be strengthened.

Why do I need a GDPR Assessment?


GDPR breaches could bankrupt your business

GDPR fines are variable according to the severity of the breach – but they are potentially huge. So big in fact, that your business could be bankrupted, instantly.


Data breaches are bad for business

Customers admit they avoid businesses who have experienced data breaches. Protecting your clients’ personal information is actually good for profits.


You are responsible for reporting breaches

Breaches and data loss incidents are almost inevitable – and you have a duty to report them to the Information Commissioner’s Office. A GDPR assessment will ensure you have the relevant processes in place to meet this obligation.


GDPR failures highlight other problems

A GDPR Assessment is only concerned with how your business handles personal data. Where vulnerabilities are detected however, there is a very good chance that the same problems exist in other areas of your IT systems – and they will also need to be addressed.


GDPR isn’t just about digital information

GDPR covers all personal data, no matter what format it is stored in. Paperwork, and the way you secure it, will also need to be addressed.

Our Approach

Software audit

Our consultants will analyse all of the applications and systems in use, paying specific attention to those being used to store or process personal data. We will check that they have been properly patched/updated and the necessary configuration changes have been applied to increase security.

Penetration testing

The best way to assess the status of your security is by carrying out a penetration test. Using the same techniques and tools as a cybercriminal, our team of accredited consultants will attempt to break into the network and ‘steal’ personal data.

Mobile device investigation

Laptops and tablets used in the field often hold sensitive personally identifiable information (PII). If a thief steals one of these mobile devices, will they be able to access that information? Our team will test the vulnerabilities of these systems to assess whether current safeguards are fit for purpose.

GDPR gap analysis

At the end of the GDPR Assessment we will provide you with a plain-English report. As well as detailing our findings, we include an action plan that helps you understand and prioritise the work required to achieve full GDPR compliance.

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Why Fidus?

Penetration testing reveals your most sensitive network vulnerabilities – so you need a partner you can trust. Fidus Information Security are an NCSC CHECK Green Light and TIGER scheme approved consultancy. Our cyber security experts hold some of the most recognised certifications in the industry, including CREST Certified Tester and Senior Security Tester. Fidus is also a Cyber Essentials verified company. Every assessment we perform is carried out according to UK industry approved methodologies (OWASP, PETS, NIST) along with our own internal testing frameworks.

Remedial Support

More than just identifying security vulnerabilities, our cyber security experts are on hand to help you fix them too.

Certified Security Consultants

Our CREST and TIGER approved team holds a range of industry-leading security certifications including OSCP, CCT, SST and CISSP

Easy to Understand Reports

We’ll ensure that your executives and technical teams properly understand our assessment findings using plain-English reporting.

Fixed Price Proposals

The price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay. Our quotes are broken down into a detailed costing table so you know exactly what to expect.

The Industry Average

Other approaches we've witnessed have included convoluted steps and commonly ends with incorrect information being handed to the consultant assigned to the engagement.

The Fidus Way

Our approach to security involves a qualified security consultant through the entire process to ensure quality, accuracy and consistency.

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