Take Our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Quiz – Test Your Knowledge!
On May 25th, 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect.
The GDPR was established to ensure that companies follow a set of security and privacy standards that help safeguard the fundamental rights and interests of EU citizens’ and their personal data by defining how organizations process, store, and destroy it when it’s no longer required. It also gives individuals more control of how companies can use information that is directly related to them.
GDPR regulations affect virtually anyone doing business within the EU or providing a service to residents in the EU, including organizations based out of the US or other countries, depending on applicable trade laws.
How GDPR-educated is your organization? Now is the time to find out where you stand. Take the GDPR quiz below:
Managed File Transfer (MFT) Software and GDPR Compliance
Globalscape’s secure data transfer platform, Globalscape EFT™ offers a powerful solution that enables organizations to manage data securely, efficiently, and with transparency—all of which are crucial functions when it comes to facilitating GDPR compliance.
Simplify your GDPR compliance journey with Globalscape EFT and its built-in controls that support regulatory compliance, governance, and visibility. Additionally, Globalscape EFT offers enterprise-level security and administration that's easy and granular enough to ensure that you have complete control over your file transfer system.
You can support your GDPR compliance requirements with the following Globalscape EFT capabilities:
- Use industry-standard secure protocols to secure your file transfers
- Monitor file movement and user activities on your network
- Create a multi-layered security solution for data storage and retrieval, authentication, and firewall traversal with Globalscape DMZ Gateway®
- Use malware and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools to prevent malware from entering the network and sensitive data from leaving the network
- Use data wiping to thoroughly delete data
- Encrypt stored data
- Securely access your data on any device without the cloud
With the right strategy and tools in place, you can design data management process that helps your company meet and maintain GDPR compliance. If you're ready to get started, download our latest GDPR compliance eBook, “EU GDPR Compliance – Are You Prepared?” or contact us today to find out how we can help you comply with GDPR.
Three GDPR Compliance Red Flags
Facilitating and sustaining GDPR compliance will require a dynamic and collaborative process and strategy. Awareness, data volume, and security hygiene play a critical role within any compliance strategy. Here’s why:
What your employees don’t know can hurt your compliance initiatives. Consider offering regularly scheduled security training on the proper handling of data.
2. Data Volume
What you don’t see can hinder your ability to secure data. Managing a higher volume of data becomes even more arduous to protect without a solution that enables visibility, monitoring, or reporting. It will also be a problem if you need to audit or report on your data and security measures for GDPR.
3. Security Hygiene
If you’re not securing or managing the endpoints within your IT infrastructure, allowing the practice of shadow IT, or not properly controlling administrative access to your data, then it’s time to reevaluate your data security hygiene. In each case, your data could be compromised. Effectively securing your data and IT infrastructure within GDPR compliance equates to maintaining full control and visibility.
A secure data transfer platform that enables operational visibility and efficiency is crucial for the IT professional that wants to design a data management strategy that will help a company meet and maintain compliance requirements for the EU’s GDPR directives.
Infographic: The Role MFT Plays in GDPR Compliance
In this infographic, we examine the scope of GDPR compliance and how Globalscape's on-premises, cloud, and SaaS managed file transfer (MFT) software solution—specifically Globalscape EFT and EFT Arcus—can help an organization achieve and maintain a GDPR-ready posture. Read more about GDPR and Globalscape EFT.
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