Brandon Cross Technologies Blog

The Importance of Effective Cyber Security In Software for SMEs

Posted by Justin Cross on Jul 10, 2020 9:07:28 AM

In April 2020 the UK’s Office for National Statistics announced that 49.2% of working adults were currently working from home due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Whilst this may be seen as good news for employees who have more flexible working hours and conditions and no commuting times, and for employers who potentially have a more productive workforce and reduced overheads, it has increased concerns regarding cybersecurity.

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Topics: GDPR, Bespoke Business Software

What Are The Effects Of The GDPR On Software Applications?

Posted by Justin Cross on Oct 15, 2019 1:15:00 PM

The General Data Protection Act (GDPR) is a European Union-wide legal directive that applies a solid working framework to all digital data collection, storage, and disposal in the EU. If you're developing or licencing any piece of software for use in or with the EU, you need to be aware of the GDPR's strict data safety and user consent requirements. This often requires direct communication with the user and behind-the-scenes work to make sure their data stays secure.

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Topics: GDPR, Bespoke Business Software

GDPR And Data Security – 7 Must Knows!

Posted by Justin Cross on Feb 1, 2019 11:47:00 AM

There are eight different provisions within the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which range from increased individual rights of access to personal data, to the obligation to inform people when a data security breach has taken place. Of course, many businesses would have already had data security measures in place that meet all of the requirements of the Data Protection Act (DPA) which dates back to 1998. Since May 2018, GDPR compliance for all organisations has been mandatory.

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Topics: GDPR

5 Ways To Ensure GDPR Compliant Software Development 

Posted by Terry Carr on Jan 24, 2019 11:22:00 AM

Developing software that meets the specific demands of customers is at the heart of what we do at Brandon Cross. Of course, the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR, mean that it is essential that all solutions comply with the rules surrounding data recording, management and usage.

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Topics: GDPR