May 17, 2020

GDPR: Five steps to compliance with one day to go

GDPR
Data Security
data protection
Data
Mark McClain
3 min
GDPR
Over the past few months, we’ve seen organisations rush to figure out their positioning when it comes to compliance. Now, the day is finally here, so...

Over the past few months, we’ve seen organisations rush to figure out their positioning when it comes to compliance. Now, the day is finally here, so how can organisations ensure they meet the requirements of GDPR?

The problem is nobody knows what sensitive information has been pulled out of various applications and databases over the years. As a result there are a lot of unknowns about the impact of trying to control and manage data stored in files and folders. Consequently, there will now be a sudden urgency to address privacy issues around information that is currently outside of IT's purview, because it is stored in files and folders. To combat this, the first order of business has to be discovery and visibility, before putting the appropriate access controls in place.

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To achieve the full visibility needed to comply with GDPR, organisations should focus on a few key identity governance priorities: locating personally identifiable information, understanding who has access to it and implementing and maintaining proper access controls for that data. Adhering to the following five-step method will not help organisations identify unstructured insights, but will also put them in a position of power to protect GDPR-regulated data stored in both structured or unstructured systems, ensuring they meet the requirements of GDPR.

  1. Know where your ‘data landmines’ are buried. The problem is that nobody knows what sensitive information has been pulled out of various applications and databases over the years, so there are a lot of unknowns about the impact of trying to control and manage data stored in files and folders. To combat this, the first order of business has to be discovery and visibility, before putting the appropriate access controls in place.
     
  2. Identify your weakest links: user identities waiting to be compromisedTo achieve the full visibility needed to comply with GDPR, organisations should focus on a few key identity governance priorities: locating personally identifiable information, understanding who has access to it and implementing and maintaining proper access controls for that data. The best place to start is by conducting a thorough risk analysis and mapping of data and owners across the entire enterprise.
     
  3. Strengthen access controls to critical applications and databasesOnce data and owners are mapped, organisations need to strengthen the controls that determine who has access to specific data - then organisations can take steps to secure it according to best practices. After all of these efforts, organisations must implement ongoing activity monitoring to improve risk migration and understand appropriate use.
     
  4. Sharpen your security strategy: think like a hackerOne certain way to meet these stringent GDPR requirements is by placing identity at the centre of security strategies. With the power of identity, businesses will have full visibility into who has access to what data, and insight into how that access is being leveraged, giving them the means to not only meet GDPR compliance and other regulatory requirements, but also to realise an overall improved security posture.
     
  5. Sit back and enjoy GDPR compliance! View GDPR as an opportunity to improve your security posture, provide better service to customers and strengthen your relationships with your business partners.”

 Mark McClain, CEO, SailPoint

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Jun 4, 2021

Logi Analytics Webinar: Meet the speaker

LogiAnalytics
Webinar
Data
Technology
2 min
Join Technology Magazine and Logi Analytics for this exclusive webinar as we explore the revolutionary power of next-generation embedded analytics

Data allows business owners to leverage digital insights and embrace the power of data-driven business intelligence to make more informed decisions that are better for business growth and evolution. By using data to drive its actions, an organisation can contextualise and/or personalise its messaging to its prospects and customers for a more customer-centric approach.

BizClik Media Group and Logi Analytics invite you to explore next-gen embedded analytics in our live webinar. There’s still time to sign up for the event entitled ‘Application Imperative: How Next-Gen Embedded Analytics Power Data-Driven Action’, which is taking place on 10 June at 4 pm BST.

The webinar will be led by Constellation Research’s Principal Analyst, Doug Henschen, who focuses on data-driven decision-making. Henschen’s Data-to-Decisions research examines how organisations employ data analysis to reimagine their business models and gain a deeper understanding of their customers.

Henschen's research acknowledges that innovative data analysis applications require a multi-disciplinary approach starting with information and orchestration technologies, continuing through business intelligence, data visualisation, and analytics, and moving into NoSQL and big-data analysis, third-party data enrichment, and decision-management technologies.

Constellation Research is a technology research and advisory firm based in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Constellation, Doug Henschen led analytics, big data, business intelligence, optimisation, smart applications research, and news coverage at InformationWeek.

What will the webinar cover?

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Logi Analytics is the only developer-grade analytics solutions provider focused exclusively on embedding analytics in commercial and enterprise applications, empowering the world’s software teams with the most intuitive data analytics solutions and a team of dedicated professionals invested in your company’s success.

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