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12/5/2018
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Steve Zurier
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6 Ways to Strengthen Your GDPR Compliance Efforts

Companies have some mistaken notions about how to comply with the new data protection and privacy regulation - and that could cost them.
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6. Rethink Your Concept of a Data Breach
Many companies tend to equate being hacked with being breached, Varonis' Radolec says. But with GDPR it's not that simple, and a hack may not always be the way to tell whether data has gotten into the wrong hands. For example, a breach also occurs when an employee shares information accidentally with the wrong people, he says. Companies should identify where they store their GDPR data and ensure that only those with a legitimate business need can access it. Organizations should also monitor for when employees appear to use GDPR information in an abnormal way or when it leaves their network. Instances such as these should be investigated to ensure the data transfers are authorized.
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6. Rethink Your Concept of a Data Breach

Many companies tend to equate being hacked with being breached, Varonis' Radolec says. But with GDPR it's not that simple, and a hack may not always be the way to tell whether data has gotten into the wrong hands. For example, a breach also occurs when an employee shares information accidentally with the wrong people, he says. Companies should identify where they store their GDPR data and ensure that only those with a legitimate business need can access it. Organizations should also monitor for when employees appear to use GDPR information in an abnormal way or when it leaves their network. Instances such as these should be investigated to ensure the data transfers are authorized.

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