Understanding GDPR Compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European regulation that requires all EU organizations to safeguard their customers’ data and privacy rights. It aims at unifying the way of handling, storing, and processing personal and sensitive data across the EU. Cyber attackers are constantly on a hunt to steal consumer data to misuse it for fraud or identity theft. Becoming GDPR compliant ensures that your company has implemented the best standards to ensure data safety.

The requirements of GDPR are listed in the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) in the UK. Some of these requirements include:

Understanding GDPR Compliance

GDPR Security Requirements

Steps You Can Take to Comply with the GDPR

You can take the below-mentioned steps or approach to make compliance with GDPR more manageable.

  • Access all the data sources regardless of the storage technology, type of data, or whether it is no motion or at rest. This will get you seamless access to all the personal and sensitive data stored across the data landscape to evaluate risks and enforce security measures precisely.
  • Identify the personal data from the data sources and categorize them based on the elements, such as names, ID numbers, and other information available. You need to have the right automation tools to categorize such a vast amount of data and further accommodate it with varying levels of data quality and impact it can have.
  • Govern the personal data by enforcing privacy rules and security measures across your organization. It is also essential to document and share these rules and best practices. Using IAM tools to assign roles will be beneficial to prevent any unauthorized access to the data.
  • Protect the data after identifying personal data and establishing the governance model. You can use different encryption and other protection techniques to protect sensitive information while ensuring seamless access when needed for analysis, forecasting, reporting, and other business uses. The best thing to do here is to keep only the critical data required to run your business while deleting the rest.
  • The final step is to audit your security posture to make it GDPR compliant. This involves producing reports to illustrate that you are well aware of where personal data is stored across your infrastructure, you can manage and process it securely after taking the consent of the customers, and have the right security tools in place to detect and respond to breaches.

SharkStriker Approach

How to Minimize Your GDPR Compliance Cybersecurity Risk

You can minimize risks by constantly challenging your network defenses to hunt for threats proactively. SharkStriker’s cybersecurity services, such as Managed Detection and Response (EDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Managed SIEM, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing, can help you deploy all the measures required to comply with GDPR. Our services can help you in the following ways:

  • Enhance cybersecurity resilience
  • Detect and respond to threats quickly
  • Detect and report breaches within the given deadline of 72 hours
  • Determine and mitigate risks
  • Put appropriate policies, controls, and employee awareness in place
  • Implement best practices with essential tools and technologies

How can we Help You with our GDPR Compliance Services?

With our all-in-one eXtended Detection & Response (XDR) solution and our other cybersecurity offerings, you can continuously monitor your IT infrastructure for quick detection and response of all potential risks. Our XDR solution goes beyond traditional XDRs to help you:

  • Assess data security requirements and implement essential security measures
  • Identify compliance and risk gaps and bridge them
  • Set up and roll out policies and procedures pertaining to GDPR compliance
  • Get protection, detection, response, compliance, and awareness all through a single solution
  • Log and report each event through SIEM-as-a-Service
  • Timely GDPR audits and assessment services to identify any deviations from the established GDPR policies

Why SharkStriker?

Compliance Specialists

SharkStriker’s compliance experts, having profound industry-specific knowledge, keep up with the constantly changing GDPR regulations to ensure that your business consistently meets the latest regulations.

End-to-End Compliance

Our compliance services cover all the globally reputed regulations, including GDPR, SAMA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, NESA, etc. We can also help determine what cybersecurity regulations you need to comply with.

Comprehensive Range of Services

SharkStriker is a one-stop solution for all your cybersecurity requirements. Besides compliance services, we also offer assessment, logging, hunting, detection, response, etc., services that too through a single solution offering.

24×7 Monitoring

Our experts will monitor your cybersecurity infrastructure round the clock to ensure no compliance gaps. It also helps in continuous improvement, essential in today’s evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Make Your Business GDPR Compliant Today