GDPR compliance solutions

Our Top 7 GDPR Compliance Tools

The GDPR was implemented on 25 May 2018. It is the culmination of years of work by the EU to reform Data Protection regulation into a union-wide framework.

The GDPR affects all organisations that hold personal data on EU citizens, regardless of where the organisation is based in the world. It can involve penalties of an upper limit of €20 million or 4% or annual global turnover. Becoming GDPR compliant may sound complex but there are certain ways you can tailor your security approach to help towards compliance.

So far in our GDPR compliance series, we have covered how the new legislation will affect a variety of different industries and the requirements that businesses will need to meet In order to be compliant. However, it is not always clear how you can go about meeting them.

Here are the best GDPR compliance tools that we recommend for bolstering security and minimising the risk of a data breach:

Keep your data safe from cyber threats

An integral part of your GDPR strategy should be a solid data protection plan. It should guard against loss of data whether through malicious or accidental methods. The GDPR will require you to stop data-stealing attacks at your network perimeter and prevent malware and ransomware from affecting the data you store.

It may be necessary for you to implement cybersecurity solutions to secure every aspect of your network; from laptops and PCs to virtual desktops, servers, web and email traffic.

Sophos Intercept XSophos Endpoint Protection and Intercept X 

Works to keep your endpoints secure from the latest malware and ransomware.

Windows 10Windows 10

Detects emerging malware and can immediately help protect your devices when a threat is first observed in any part of your environment.

Safeguard EncryptionSophos Safeguard Encryption

Encrypts content as soon as it’s created to enable seamless and secure collaboration.

Windows 10Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security

Securely manage your business mobile estate using innovative, identity-driven security techniques. Additionally, Cloud App Security provides visibility, control, and threat protection for the data stored in the cloud.

Keep your files secure wherever they go

Following the implementation of the GDPR, many businesses have continued to operate overseas or online sales. During the process of becoming GDPR compliant, these businesses should identify international flows of customer and employee data, internally, as well as with third-parties. After doing so, it is of utmost importance that the data involved in these transfers is kept secure no matter where it goes.

There are a number of tools available to help with this. We have highlighted the 2 that we recommend:

Protect data in the cloud

Cloud technology is a brilliant tool to aid business continuity and digital transformation. However, a requirement of the GDPR is that all data stored in the cloud is safeguarded. This is essential in preventing criminals from accessing data subject’s personal information.

We would recommend the following 2 tools to help you meet this requirement:

Microsoft Azure

Manage user identities and credentials and control access to your data while using the worlds leading cloud platform.

Hosted Email- Cloud TechnologyMimecast Email Continuity Suite

Ensures that users and administrators have full access to email and archive even if the primary system is unavailable.

Sophos Phish ThreatMimecast Targeted Threat Protection

Protects against spear-phishing, ransomware, impersonation and other targeted attacks.

Prevent phishing scams

Did you know, 91% of data breaches start with an email? However, there are many ways to maintain the security of your written communications. As well as educating staff on how to recognise and prevent a phishing scam, there are tools you can implement to minimise your business’s risk of a breach.

Do you need more information about how you can get ready for the GDPR?

Contact a member of our team today to discuss your compliance plan.

We wish to emphasise that Arden Group is a Managed Service Provider and not a legal firm. That means that the views brought forward in this page are not necessarily shared by lawyers or courts.

Arden Group, therefore, does not guarantee that all information is factual and interpreted correctly. If you wish to ensure your advice or your company is legally covered by GDPR, consider consulting legal or specialised advice.