In addition to the health crisis of which we are all aware, the year 2020 was marked by a 46% increase in the number of hours spent in front of screens, whether remote working, searching for activities, watching videos, creating content or even online shopping. Taking that all into account, an increase of 8.5% was seen in the e-commerce sector, or €112 billion thanks to the accelerated digitization of companies.
If this was a boon for commerce, it was also a fairground for sites created quickly, often in haste, sometimes without means and without taking into account the cyber risks and legal obligations involving publishers or editors of publications.
It seemed logical that 2020 would also be marked by a massive increase in cybercrime. It must be said that this activity was lucrative: it cost the global economy $1 trillion in 2020, this figure could be multiplied by 6 this year.
The ANSSI (National Agency for the Security of Information Systems), which published its figures, has made reference to an “explosion” of cybercrime, up 255% with phishing attacks accelerating up to 600%. In this context, the affected companies and organizations have sought as best they could help and assistance from the site cybermalveillance.gouv.fr.
The duality of this crisis for companies, whatever their size (mid-market company, SME, VSB, etc.) consists in the fact that they are victims but are also responsible; responsible in particular for not having engaged the compliance and security of their website.
The finding was swift:
Faced with these figures, asking the right questions about the status of its website regarding the regulation is essential:
This list is far from exhaustive and at first glance discourages many data controllers. We know this. This is why our consultants accompany private and public organizations on all issues related to the compliance of their website and their security.
However, our reflection went much further because beyond a legal and basic compliance, it is now necessary for organizations to restore their reputation with their users.
The legitimacy and credibility of websites must be restored and to do this, we have developed a GDPR compliance and web security certification to overcome this feeling of insecurity about personal data.
Thanks to a complete and detailed matrix built by our experts in personal data protection, which is based on several checkpoints, we will establish the degree of compliance of your website.
Our audit is based on the classic benchmarks such as the guidelines for cookies, the recommendations for securing websites of the ANSSI, the general security benchmark, the cybersecurity guide, and more.
This will lead to operational recommendations which, if they are followed or even carried out subsequently by our experts, will allow you to obtain DPO Consulting’s GDPR Certification to be affixed to your site with the objective for you to:
– Stephanie Broggini
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The website is a key element in the digital transformation of companies. The current health context requires them to have, more than ever, a digital interface for their customers to learn about and interact with it.
However, the website is also a new vulnerable point for companies, which are facing an ever-increasing number of cyberattacks (in 2020, 90% of French organizations were targeted by a cyberattack!)
In addition, the implementation and daily management of a website can only be done in compliance with the applicable regulations and taking into account the categories of data that will pass through it.
DPO Consulting can now also support you in securing and making your website compliant, with the creation of its brand new certification!