The Challenge of General Data Protection Regulation Compliance
As of May 2018, companies around the world will be required to comply with strict new rules in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that protect the personal data of citizens in European Union (EU) countries. Every company that stores or uses personal information about EU citizens will need to maintain GDPR compliance, even if they do not have a physical presence in any EU countries. Companies will also be required to manage compliance for their third-party vendors using or accessing the same data.
The rules concerning privacy in the General Data Protection Regulation are complex, causing many companies to rethink their data privacy policies and programs. Many companies worry that the General Data Protection Regulation will put them at a competitive disadvantage with European businesses.
Complying with the General Data Protection Regulation will require new strategies and partners. For organizations seeking help to revise their information security strategy, Optiv offers leading security consulting services, solutions and technologies that can help to simplify GDPR compliance.
Managing General Data Protection Regulation Compliance with Optiv
Optiv offers a full suite of information security services and solutions that help organizations define cyber security strategy, remediate threats and risks, and achieve operational readiness to defend the business from malicious attack. With a client base of more than 12,000 companies in a broad range of industries, we have the experience and expertise to help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs.
To prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, we help organizations take a holistic look at their security and privacy programs. Our experts help to create a compliance strategy involving people, processes and technology, and we provide guidance as organizations execute their plan and maintain compliance on an ongoing basis.
Optiv Solutions for the General Data Protection Regulation
To enable compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, we offer services to:
- Identify assets and evaluate current controls that will have an impact on General Data Protection Regulation compliance.
- Evaluate GDPR maturity by reviewing current position, mapping to GDPR areas of focus and identifying key areas of risk.
- Develop actionable findings and as well as a compliance and security roadmap.
- Conduct third-party awareness assessments to determine the current status of each vendor's readiness to demonstrate General Data Protection Regulation compliance.