General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Readiness

Learn about essential capabilities to continue to be GDPR-ready

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Data protection in the age of the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is legislation designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all European Union (EU) citizens' data privacy, and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.

The GDPR was enforced on May 25, 2018, and it may still be on your radar today. You may be continuing to implement the changes that will align your organization with this data protection regulation. In doing so, you’re giving your business a competitive advantage. From a security team's point of view, GDPR is an opportunity. Meeting the GDPR requirements means putting in place processes and technologies that have long made sense.

Beyond GDPR

Will data privacy make businesses more competitive?

GDPR requirements: Data protection by design

Cover attack surfaces and vectors

Protect devices, cloud services and storage, databases, and apps. Manage privileges and access.

Boost security operations capability

Establish triage workflows and define response actions. Optimize your security teams with advanced management, reporting, and automation.

Fortify the entire defense lifecycle

Protect, detect, correct, and adapt. Drive continuous improvement at each step.

Implement a data discovery and classification program

Involve a cross-functional team of business data owners, security operations, and data security professionals.

GDPR Readiness

McAfee Hybrid Cloud Security products enable a secure transformation to hybrid cloud infrastructure through centralized visibility, support for virtualized environments, and protection from advanced threats.

Any good data security program must have the capability to protect, detect, and correct against accidental data loss or malicious theft attempts. Encryption and data loss prevention (DLP) technologies are fundamental to preventing accidental data loss incidents. In the Security Operations Center (SOC), SIEM combined with advanced user behavior analytics are the key enablers to identify and investigate insider threats.

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Many SOCs lack capabilities for data breach detection and response. A critical part of GDPR requirements is being able to report breaches within 72 hours from awareness, so it’s essential to develop data breach playbooks within security operations. Additionally, orchestration technologies can help bridge gaps and speed up incident response.

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Malware infections and exploits of application vulnerabilities are key attack vectors that lead to data exfiltration. Advanced threat defenses at the endpoint and network can harden the attack surfaces against known and unknown malware. In the SOC, leverage threat intelligence from multiple sources to proactively hunt for attackers.

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Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-hosted applications present challenges for GDPR readiness. However, many organizations use separate cloud and enterprise security solutions, which can create gaps in visibility and protection. A unified security system allows you to extend protection, detection, and correction capabilities to cloud environments easily.

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Our Foundstone consultants are seasoned experts and can provide GDPR-readiness reviews and services to help you design security programs and enforceable policies.

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SOLUTION BRIEF

GDPR and Your Data Protection Transformation

Learn how McAfee technologies and services advance your data security lifecycle and support GDPR readiness.

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SOLUTION BRIEF

GDPR: An Opportunity to Transform Your Security Operations

In response to GDPR, McAfee security information and event management (SIEM) solutions and complementary integrated products can enhance and bolster your GDPR compliance efforts and improve security operation performance overall.

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FAQ

GDPR Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions from our customers & partners about GDPR.

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Disclaimer: The information provided on this General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) page is our informed interpretation of the GDPR and is for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice, contractual commitment or advice on how to meet the requirements of any applicable law. This page is subject to change without notice and is provided “AS IS” without guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy or applicability of the information to any specific situation or circumstance. If you require legal advice on the requirements of the GDPR, or any other law, or advice on the extent to which McAfee technologies can assist you to achieve compliance with the GDPR or any other law, you are advised to consult a suitably qualified legal professional. If you require advice on the nature of the technical and organizational measures that are required to deliver operational privacy and security in your organization, you should consult a suitably qualified privacy professional. No liability is accepted to any party for any harms or losses suffered in reliance on the contents of this page.