2021 has been unusually turbulent for businesses
Despite government lifebelts such as the furlough and Eat Out to Help Out schemes, many organisations are barely keeping their heads above water.
Some were forced to close for the first lockdown and have struggled to stay afloat since restrictions lifted.
Others shifted to homeworking, but found it difficult to adapt to the huge increase in cyber security risks that a remote workforce brings.
Now, a second coronavirus wave has triggered a winter lockdown, which will bring further disruption, just as the UK struggles to climb out of recession and the Brexit transition period ends, bringing challenges of its own.
In the face of these obstacles, your obligations remain the same: you must secure the information you process, comply with data protection laws and ensure international data transfers are lawful. And you still face a daily barrage of cyber threats.