Security Dealer & Integrator

JUL 2018

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10 Security Dealer & Integrator / July 2018 Read the full article: SECURITY WATCH Top Story BY STEVE DURBIN and work to get C-suite backing to make preparations a priority. All prod- ucts and services should be reviewed for data privacy hot spots. 2. Assess the extended ecosystem. Third parties, vendors and partners should be evaluated for GDPR com- pliance – this includes cloud service providers. Confining GDPR activi- ties to the public-facing corporate website and other obvious customer interfaces will signal to regulators that an organization is under-prepared. 3. Document all activities. Especially for third-party assess- ments, be sure your client has stra- tegic workflows and procedures to ensure efficiency and accountability. Beyond Compliance Many companies are looking at this as a chance to to go beyond com- pliance by extending the breadth of GDPR compliance to leverage addi- tional benefits, such as: • Creating broader information governance programs; • Embedding information security into business applications and techni- cal infrastructure; and • Improving data protection and privacy practices. ■ Steve Durbin is managing director of the Information Security Forum (ISF). It's Official: GDPR Has Arrived It may not happen immediately, but chances are that further regula- tion and more intense oversight will be developed in response to these incidents, which have damaged pub- lic trust and corporate integrity. Organizations that rely on personal data – and individual users' consent and trust – have an opportunity to go above and beyond GDPR in order to assuage customers and partners. Apple, for example, announced it will offer GDPR protections to all cus- tomers – not just EU data subjects specifically protected under the law. These protections – including a new privacy policy, easier access to important privacy settings, access to personal data stores, and ability to permanently delete accounts – will be rolled out to every Apple customer worldwide in the coming months. Last-Minute Scramble As is always the case with major reg- ulatory change, companies that did not start preparations early enough found the necessary protections were broader in scope or more com- plex than initially assessed, or only recently realized their business oper- ations fell under GDPR's purview. For U.S. companies that might still be enacting action plans, there are some clear directives: 1. Review of existing data pri- vacy policies, processes and plans. Companies should consult legal advi- sors, figure out which internal secu- rity and data experts to work with, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially went into effect on May 25, and it will certainly have an international reach – affecting any organiza- tion that handles the personal data of European Union (EU) residents, regardless of where it is processed. GDPR adds another layer of com- plexity, not to mention potential cost and associated resources, to the issue of critical information asset management for many organizations. GDPR forces organizations world- wide to comply with its requirements, including U.S.-based organizations. If an organization is found to be overstepping GDPR requirements, supervisory authorities have a variety of corrective actions, including the Companies scramble to meet new compliance requirements Why GDPR Matters in America: Read more about its impact on security integrators at www. ability to issue warnings and repri- mands to controllers or processors; but also include far more substantial powers, which can compel an orga- nization to process data in certain manners, or cease processing alto- gether, as well as force an organiza- tion to communicate data breaches to the affected data subjects. U.S. Business Implications Because of the Equifax breach, as well as a seemingly continuous string of customer data breaches at retail and restaurant brands, health- care and financial services), and the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, America is getting a crash course in the security and privacy weaknesses of online services, apps and networked systems.

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