According to researchers at Dragon Information Systems, a recent survey seems to suggest that small and medium-sized estate agents and lettings agencies are “at risk” due to their failure to implement strong data protection strategies and policies.
Citing YouGove data which suggests that a mere 35 per cent of SMEs have created a sliver of data protection policy frameworks, the inference from the data suggests that nearly 65 per cent of SME lettings and estate agencies in the UK have abysmal cyber security practices.
One of the researchers noted:
“GDPR came into force a year ago and with it came the risk of substantial financial penalties for businesses whose systems are not up to scratch. We are now starting to see the first fines being dished out and this should act as a wake-up call for any estate agencies who have yet to take action” says a spokesman for Dragon.”
If you’d like to know more about basic cyber security protection, framework planning and policy writing for beginners. The National Cyber Security Centre provides a range of resources, toolkits and templates that small business can use to help drive forward a culture change within their organisations surrounding the importance of cyber security and protective measures.