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Championing Data Privacy in 2024: Empowering Users and Protecting Information

By Sean Fielding

Published 26 January 2024

As Data Privacy Week 2024 unfolds with the theme “Take Control of Your Data,” the spotlight is brighter than ever on the critical role we all play in collecting and safeguarding personal information.

At Connex, data privacy is more than just a checkbox; it is the foundation of our commitment to our thousands of customers worldwide, spanning a wide range of data-driven industries from healthcare to finance and technology.

Connex is proud to be named a Data Privacy Champion by the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) for the fourth consecutive year. We wholeheartedly support the NCA’s mission of empowering individuals and businesses to take control of their online presence and navigate the digital landscape safely.

While Data Privacy Week serves as a crucial reminder, our dedication to data security is unwavering throughout the year. At Connex, we implement a multifaceted approach to ensure the highest standards of data security:

Empowering Our Team:

  • Data Security Training: Combined, Connex staff have completed over 12,000 data security-specific courses. Every month, all of our Connexers engage in further training ranging from beginner to advanced levels. Topics span physical security, DDoS mitigation, malware awareness, mobile device security, and phishing/smishing/vishing defense.
  • Continuous Simulations: We go beyond theoretical training, regularly conducting realistic simulations to test and refine our team’s preparedness. These simulations mimic real-world threats, ensuring our staff can identify and respond to evolving cyber risks with the utmost vigilance.

Building Secure Systems:

  • Robust Frameworks: Connex adheres to rigorous international standards like ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 22301 (Business Continuity), and ISO 9001 (Quality AI), demonstrating our unwavering commitment to data protection best practices.
  • Compliance Expertise: Our systems are built with compliance in mind, encompassing regulations like HIPAA, Cyber Essentials Plus, and GDPR. This ensures that business and customer data are handled with the utmost respect and legal responsibility.
  • Advanced Security Technologies: We leverage cutting-edge security technologies, including multi-factor authentication, intrusion detection systems, and data encryption, to create a fortified digital ecosystem for your peace of mind.

Transparency and Collaboration:

  • Clear Communication: We believe in open and transparent communication. Our privacy policy is easily accessible and clearly outlines how we collect, use, and protect your data. We encourage you to read it and reach out with any questions.
  • Collaborative Approach: We understand that data protection is a shared responsibility. We actively collaborate with our clients, partners, and industry leaders to share best practices and stay ahead of emerging threats.

For more information on how the Connex platform ensures and maintains data security and dependability for businesses and their customers, click here.

Learn how to take control of your data

Data Privacy Week serves as a powerful reminder that owning your data is your right as a customer.

Beyond our own internal efforts, we encourage you to actively take control of your online presence and data security. The National Cybersecurity Alliance offers a wealth of resources on their website dedicated to Data Privacy Week.

Check out their “Take Control of Your Data” blog for practical tips on managing your privacy settings, securing your devices, and understanding the trade-offs involved in sharing your information online: https://staysafeonline.org/programs/data-privacy-week/individuals/

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