What is the GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is scheduled to come into effect in May 2018, significantly raises the bar when it comes to data security. In a nutshell, this stringent new regulation stipulates that all EU companies, and any organization doing business in the EU, will be obligated to inform their data protection regulator of any data breach that risks individuals’ rights and privacy within 72 hours of the incident or face a penalty of up to €20 million or 4% or annual global turnover – whichever is higher. This notification must include the entire context of the breach, starting from the root cause, and also specify full damage assessment.
This is pretty serious stuff, and yet according to a recent Imperva survey, while the majority of IT security professionals in the UK are aware of the upcoming regulation, only just under half of them are preparing for its arrival.
Is your organization compliant?
GDPR Compliance Requirements
The GDPR has formulated a list of best practices for organizations to achieve compliance with the upcoming regulation:
- Continuous monitoring - organization should adopt ongoing practices that identify unusual patterns related to files that contain personal data. Constant monitoring should be extended to breaches of any sort.
- Breach analysis - organization must possess the tools to provide full breach context, including root cause and the entire attack chain.
- Incident workflow - organization must create processes that will enable incident review by data owners and stakeholders, not just IR team members.
Are manual IR teams capable of meeting these new specifications? Are existing systems equipped to provide these rapid, automated services?
Moving from Reactive to Proactive Incident Response (PIR)
Manual IR has hit a brick wall; Security incidents are inevitable, with dozens of them attacking your organization every month. It is abundantly clear that reactive, manual methods simply cannot generate the quick, comprehensive incident reports your enterprise will need to ensure compliance. The clock is ticking and you must ask yourself how to acquire the tools to ensure GDPR adherence.
The solution lies in proactive practices that collect a full range of vital data before the incident actually occurs. In the event of a breach, the chain of events is fully visible and easily analyzed.
PIR, Full GDPR Compliance with Minimal Human Effort
Preemptive Incident Response meets all of the best practices stipulated by GDPR and enables regulatory compliance based on constant machine learning capabilities.
PIR provides you with the tools to act swiftly and knowledgeably:
- Data collation from every activity, endpoint or server is formed into “causality chains” which reveal the full set of events and enable rapid analysis, even before an event is triggered.
- Analyst time is used wisely to resolve real threats as they occur, ignoring false alerts..
- Real-time, end-to-end visibility enables remote pinpointed remediation and accurate damage assessment.
- The system automatically learns lessons from experiences, making the process progressively smarter and more effective.
Risk identification, risk assessment, personal data security and data notification have become major considerations that can make or break your organization when breaches occur. With Secdo’s PIR solution in place, IT security professionals can rest easy, knowing that their security systems are fully GDPR compliant.
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