Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 20 - Page 18

LATEST INTELLIGENCE ARUBA SECURITY SOLUTIONS FOR GDPR PRESENTED BY Download whitepaper here N o matter what the objective or task, organizations operate best with a well-tuned mix of people, process and technology, and this is especially true when implementing cyber security protection. Cyberattacks have become more targeted, more organized and more lethal. With the advent of mobile connectivity, cloud and IoT, these attacks have a much easier time finding gaps in cyber defenses and making their way inside the network. As a result, governments and industry regulators have become increasingly more comprehensive in specifying how organizations implement cyber security, especially as it relates to personal information. In Europe, a new privacy regulation, known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 18 INTELLIGENTCIO introduces a gold standard for data protection and will impact any organization (independent of location) that maintains European personal data. Other governments worldwide are adopting similar approaches, so preparing for data privacy regulations is a global responsibility. The EU data protection laws passed in the 1990’s led the way in assuring the rights of individuals to control the collection and use of personal information. These are being further enhanced with the passing of the GDPR, which came into effect on May 25, 2018. The goals of GDPR are: “….to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizen’s data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across