General Data Protection Regulation
Cyber Security for GDPR
Data breaches and related identity theft have reached epidemic proportion. This sort of trend is bad news for a world moving towards the adoption of a digital economy. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s (EU) response to the risks associated with the increased role that technology now plays in everyday life. It comes into play in May 2018 and applies to any organisation, regardless of their location, that collects personal data of EU residents.
The objective of GDPR is to ensure that adequate protection is incorporated into the process of collecting personal data. It requires organisations to collect only the minimum amount of data needed for a specific purpose, and to then completely remove it when it is no longer needed.
Organisations in violation of GDPR could incur hefty fines as well long-lasting damage to their reputation and credibility.
With GDPR comes various security implications, and that’s where we can help. For example, GDPR requires organisations to report a data breach within three days of detection. This can be challenging as the time between the initial intrusion and the detection of loss of data, often spans weeks or months. However, with the right security tooling and procedures in place, you can easily detect breaches or even better, prevent them in the first instance. This also allows you to demonstrate to regulators that you have robust security and privacy protections in place.
We can help you implement an integrated cyber security strategy that will give you deep visibility into your entire network, and more importantly your data. This sort of approach is essential for organisations hoping to meet GDPR requirements.