With the growth of the ‘always on’ culture, driven by the ever-expanding capabilities of mobile devices and the increase in the digital transformation of services, a wide range of identifiable and behavioral data is now collected and processed by organizations with each online interaction. At the same time, how and where companies store and process this data has moved from outside the traditional IT perimeter and server rooms into hybrid and cloud environments across the globe. How they process this data has also changed now that data privacy is threatened.
In May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect, requiring organizations to not only better protect how personally identifiable information of EU citizens is collected, but how it’s processed and stored. GDPR applies to all organizations based in the EU, but also to those that process that data of EU citizens. Within an organization, the GDPR applies to both the data controller and all data processors. In addition, organizations must also understand the physical location of where the data they collect and store resides – especially if they utilize SaaS solutions and hybrid and cloud environments.
So how can you comply with the GDPR requirements? Compliance and IT teams should be proactive to ensure they will be compliant and should consider the following:
- Identify what data you hold and where
- Review employee training
- Consider your supply chain
- Control and monitor all access to your data
Bomgar offers a range of secure access solutions that allow businesses to control, monitor and manage access to critical data, while ensuring that people remain productive and are not impeded in delivering their day jobs. Bomgar allows users to access systems quickly and securely, while defending access credentials, and protecting endpoints form threats. Download this whitepaper for more details about the upcoming GDPR requirements and how Bomgar can help you meet them.