Data Privacy Day is an urgent reminder that every organization that touches personal data needs to re-evaluate its IT security infrastructure.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will begin May 25, 2018, and businesses across the globe are bracing for the updated legislation. The GDPR is changing more than data compliance—it’s changing the way businesses operate—affecting how and when they interact with the data of EU residents. One industry that will be held to higher standards is healthcare.
The question is - where to begin? A security and data privacy assessment is a good starting point. This starts by understanding your business and brand—what you do, what your short and long-term goals are, and why customers, partners, and employees trust you. Next, you should identify and examine all of the elements of your business that are at risk. Finally, you should implement a risk management strategy designed to protect, detect, report, and respond regardless of where in your distributed network a security event takes place.
There’s been a lot of confusion—and frankly, a lot of vendor hype—about the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There is no doubt that GDPR is a very far-reaching legal initiative that will significantly change the way that many private and public sector organizations treat personally identifiable information (PII) and respond to data breaches. On the other hand, it’s safe to say that a majority of readers of this blog post work for organizations that will not be directly affected by GDPR.
The Fortinet Security Fabric allows organizations to harness the collective power and intelligence of Fortinet’s portfolio of security solutions to collect and correlate threat intelligence, actively detect and isolate threats, and automate a coordinated response across the entire network. Such an approach allows organizations to extend visibility deep into their infrastructure, and more importantly, into their data, so they know where it is, who and what have access to it. It also allows them to demonstrate compliance...