Data Protection Compliance Has to Be In The Heart of Every Industry

admin | February 14th, 2019 | Data Security

Data Protection Compliance

Data Protection Compliance

Today the CloudCodes blog is going to explain its business readers that how a holistic method for information protection could reduce cloud computing security challenges? This will guide organizations in winning back the customers’ trust by enforcing data protection compliance as heart.

In the business CyberWorld, EU General data protection regulation is popularly known for :

  • Restricting spam messages, and
  • Punishing companies who lose their control from customer’s data.

Although there exists Cyber security issues, which have dominated industries’ mailbox as well as the news headlines but, organizations of all sizes still struggle with major aspect of what GDPR is in actual trying to gain. The underlying message of General data protection regulation standard is that ‘information security and compliance should become a core aspect for all company practices.’ To gain as well as maintain data protection compliance with clients security requirements, industries must have a holistic view and pack security into their heart while performing regular business operations. It is compulsory to ensure reasonable security of PII (Personal Identifiable Information) all the time at different stages of data processing and collection.

Firms Imply Low Compliance Level to GDPR’s Requirements

As per the 2018 Shred-It Information Security Tracker, the observation of UK IPSOS’s C-level executive stated that the small firm owners and clients disclose too many businesses who are still struggling with core factors of GDPR’ requirements and ethos. Customers survey determined a high level of literacy on following subjects:

  • 86% of respondents said that security is essential for firms doing bank transactions
  • 75% of respondents said that it was compulsory at work

Establishing a commitment about Cyber security is important to win and hold clients’ trust. Of course, the law says that it is 100% compulsory to enforce this data protection compliance. But, it has been observed that in weeks leading up to GDPR implementation, around a quarter of small firms were still entirely unaware of it. Only 17 per cent had started to review entire information security policies at the preparation stage. The numbers were not much finer for huge organizations. In a survey, four key questions related to GDPR data protection compliance were asked from different corporations. They were:

  • Whether or not companies had reviewed IT security standards before implementation?
  • – Only 46% of respondents said yes

  • Whether or not organizations have adopted a system to document lawful data processing?
  • – Only 44% of respondents said yes

  • Whether or not businesses update their existing security solutions and report a data breach incidence, if occurred?
  • – Only 44% of respondents said yes

  • Whether or not companies have hired a data protection officer in their premises?
  • – Only 39% of respondents said yes

Also, C-level officials at large companies have believed that they had gone through a breach last year itself but, only 3 per cent of small firm owners had given the statements. This difference in the opinions of companies reflects the absence of awareness about the machines that had suffered from breaches.

What Leaves Your Data Vulnerable For Attack?

Address the network gaps in knowledge as well as data protection compliance – This must be done in a consistent and methodical way. A proper communication should be established with employees not only to determine these gaps but, also to detect their current mindset. This tip is suggested to C-level executives of a company because no one knows when the mood of a working employee gets changed and, instead of benefiting business, he or she becomes the cause for an internal threat in the company where he or she works. Well, the latest ad hoc strategies are leaving information vulnerable and resulting in inconsistencies, which the regulators would not take lightly when its about an investigation event.

Best Is To Acquire Remote Working – Almost, C-level executives unanimously shared that officials often work off-premises in a flexible working mode. 9 out of 10 companies stated that they trust their workers when it is about safeguarding data on cloud. During the same time period, 80 per cent industries believe that this mindset puts business secretive content at high risk, yet responsible authorities don’t give any training to employees. This lack of training results in lots of misconceptions and misunderstandings because officials usually do not inform their higher authorities whenever they identity fraudulent messages, use public WiFi for business purpose, or devices have been lost.

That’s All From Our Side

At initial level, data protection compliance can be enforced and used with its latest functionality. But, what about its future updates? Cybercrime is increasing day-by-day and hence, the Cyber security solutions are also getting updated. If enterprises assume that they can achieve data protection from the old standards already enforced in their premises, this assumption is completely wrong. Your company is at high risk, if no one focusing on the cloud security solutions used in your network.

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