The GDPR in brief

The General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) strict requirements and huge non-compliance penalties (€20 million or 4 percent of an organization's global annual turnover) make it stand out from all other regulations in the industry.

These requirements, which aim to provide individuals with more visibility over how their personal data is handled by enterprises, not only require organizations to enhance their security strategies to ensure data security at all levels, but also outline post-breach strategies to minimize the impact of attacks

The GDPR governs how an enterprise should: 

  • Collect personal data from data subjects. 
  • Secure data at various stages-at rest, in use, and during transmission.
  • Establish accountability for securing personal data.
  • React in case of a data breach.
  • Put an end to the GDPR woes.

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The day the GDPR goes into effect, May 25, 2018, is fast approaching and it's high time for enterprises located in the EU or those that collect and process the personal data of EU citizens to take steps to comply with the GDPR. 

  • Simple steps to GDPR compliance

  • Identify

    First, learn how the GDPR defines "personal data." Then, inventory all the personal data that your enterprise handles based onbusiness context.

  • Isolate

    When you store personal data separately from the rest of the data in your organization, it's easier to set up the right access controls. Only those who are supposed to view or perform operations on personal data should have access to that data. 

  • Detect

    In the event of a data breach, enterprises are expected to promptly detect and analyze what happened. Get notified whenever something goes wrong, such as data deletion or modification, or whenever there is an anomaly, such as continuous login failures due to a bad password on the database where data is stored. 

  • React

    Deploy systems that can detect breaches in real time and combat attacks immediately with automated workflows. Prepare incident reports that provide detailed information on the impact of a breach, including the data that was breached, how the breach occurred, and measures taken to prevent similar breaches in the future. 

  • Audit

    Track all access to files and folders or databases where personal data is stored. Don't forget to audit the activities and accesses of servers where the files/folders and databases reside. Any access or critical change to storage servers or the data itself—including permission changes, privilege escalations, unauthorized accesses, or data deletion and modification—should be audited to detect anomalies instantly.

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How we can help

Meet GDPR data security requirements with ease using our IT security solutions. Our IT security suite has tools that can help you effectively audit platforms where personal data is stored, identify unauthorized accesses and critical changes to personal data, detect data breaches in real time, mitigate breaches using a workflow, and generate post-breach incident reports.

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  • Log360

    A comprehensive SIEM solution that audits accesses and critical changes happening to databases that store personal data. Log360 alerts you instantly about anomalies and breaches, remediates breaches automatically, and helps you conduct forensic analysis and generate an incident report after a breach.

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    A web-based console that can analyze and audit your Exchange environment to secure personal data during transmission (specifically over email). It can also detect the unauthorized transfer of personal data over email based on keywords and attachment analysis.

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    A real-time file integrity monitoring solution that detects and alerts you about any critical changes to files or folders, including file creation, deletion, modification, renaming, permission changes, and more. It also has predefined file storage analysis reports to optimize your storage efficiency.

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  • ADManager Plus

    An intuitive Active Directory management tool that helps you restrict personal data access to only those who need it. It also audits permission changes at the AD level and can send you real-time notifications whenever any privilege escalations occur.

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