How CloudCodes CASB can Partner with SMB’s to Comply with GDPR?

Debasish Pramanik | September 21st, 2017 | CloudCodes

With the GDPR enforcement date inching closer and closer, all the business organizations across the EU and global businesses dealing with EU citizens are taking steps to make themselves GDPR compliant. It is another matter that some organizations are still struggling to understand the technical and legal jargon of GDPR and its implications in case of non-compliance, our previous blog on GDPR fact file outlines all you need to know about this compliance.

For most SMBs complying with such regulations is always cost and resource intensive. CloudCodes CASB solution aims to help SMBs globally in achieving the GDPR compliance in the most effective and efficient manner.

Organizations can become GDPR compliant with CloudCodes CASB

The main objective of the GDPR is to protect the EU citizen’s personal data and to increase responsibility and accountability of organizations processing personal data. Persons or organizations that collect and manage Personally identifiable information(PII) must protect it from misuse and must respect certain rights of the data owners, which are guaranteed by EU law. The Data Loss Prevention solution as part of CloudCodes CASB solution provides a simple way to identify such information in cloud applications such as Google Drive. It will able to identify all such information and tag them accordingly.

Another compliance as part of GDPR is data residency within OU. An organization must have comprehensive knowledge about their humongous data storage, handling, and processing information. The companies should be well-equipped to give in all the details about how the personal data of its customers is being used and should be able to generate reports for the same.CloudCodes does understand the criticality of this compliance and hence it has deployed is CASB solution for SMBs dealing with EU customers in or outside the EU region.

CloudCodes CASB provides strong Access Control for the end users. The organization can now restrict the access to the cloud applications and on-premise applications through geo-fencing. It can also bind the uses through MACID of the laptop and desktop, restricting access from unauthorized devices. Apart from geo-fencing and device binding, CloudCodes CASB solution can also restrict users by defining specific IPs, Browsers and Time.

It is also vital for organizations to keep a track of all the cloud applications that are being used in the organization. CloudCodes CASB’s real-time shadow IT features ensures the organization have more granular control on the user’s behavior on data sharing and accessing unknown or unsanctioned applications.

With penalty for breaches amounting to a whopping 4% of global annual turnover (or Euro 20 million, whichever is higher), it will be impossible for organization to run the risk of non-compliance 2018 onwards. CloudCodes CASB has been adopted by businesses across several industry verticals, and it is our objective is to partner with SMBs globally to overcome the challenges of GDPR and become compliant in the most promising way.