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GDPR Doesnt Need to be GDP-Argh!
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atrisk
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atrisk,
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4/6/2017 | 10:49:55 AM
GDPR- proactive approach
GDPR is the real deal.  Companies will take notice after a few fines are levied. IT needs to look at all devices that can act as a risk gateway. Mobile is a clear candidate and organizations need to look at services beyond pen testing. Have all the security on the server side simply means that they have already broken down your front door. Secure the mobile applications that are being used on devices, especially those on BYOD. Encrypt and monitor them, creating a barrier that prevents access to your servers. 
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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4/5/2017 | 3:30:23 PM
Joe's take x3
Good tips.  My take on some of these items:

1) €20 million or 4 percent of your worldwide annual gross revenue, depending on the violation.

Good luck, I say, to EU regulators.  This is a hefty, scary max penalty.  In reality, I suspect that smaller enterprises/businesses have more to fear here than larger and more entrenched enterprises.  (I'm thinking now of the VW diesel scandal that, had US regulators gone full throttle, could have completely bankrupted and obliterated VW.)  For companies that regularly do business in the EU and aren't tech companies with which the EU already has a major bone to pick (e.g., Google, Facebook, etc.), there may be some leniency.

On the other hand, the first tests of this will show us just how serious the EU is when it comes to privacy matters, I suppose.  So while I have my pet theories, nothing surprises me anymore in the data privacy and data stewardship realm.



2) Encrypt data both at-rest and in-transit.


This advice -- which may be seen as a bit silly -- is an unfortunately important one, even in the US and in other more lightly regulated jurisdictions.  Even in the absence of regulations, the revelation of the lack of at-rest encryption in the case of a data breach -- even where it would not have actually helped mitigate matters any -- can be highly brand damaging.  (Remember the Anthem nee Wellpoint breach?)


3) Backups. Backups. Backups.

And -- more to the point -- SECURE your backups!  Seems like a "duh!" imperative, no?  Well, that "common sense" was lost on Adobe when they suffered their major breach of their backup systems, impacting over 150 million users.

I always have more to say on this topic because I work in the field, but for now I'll shut up.  3 bulletpoints in an Internet comment is enough for now.  ;)


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