However, it is important to note that organizations that take reasonable and appropriate actions to protect the data can avoid consequences altogether, should a breach occur.
A key part of the regulation is minimising access to only those with legitimate need to access personal data, and having a clear audit trail and visibility of who is accessing personal data, when and what those parties are doing to that data at all times.
Identity and Access Management Solutions such as Multifactor Authentication and Identity and Access Management technologies are central to achieving this.
Can I continue to meet new business demands — like cloud and mobile devices?
How do I map access control methods to business risk, GDPR and user needs?
Can I centrally manage, control and administer all my users and endpoints?
Who controls my user data? How can control and visibility be centralised?
How can I incorporate additional security layers to help fortify against threats?
How can I protect privileged accounts from misuse and breach?
And how do I keep it all practical and cost-effective?
Repeatedly, it is weak, static credentials that are exploited to gain unauthorised access to sensitive resources or perpetrate a full-blown data breach.
Therefore, it is essential for organisations to eliminate this vulnerability via strong, multi-factor authentication to any resource that holds value, be it a network, portal, or application.Strong authentication increases the level of assurance that a user is who they claim to be, enabling higher confidence in compliance
Organisations to verify the legitimacy of user identities and data transactions to prove compliance. It is critical that security controls in place are demonstrable and auditable.
Access Policy Management serves a vital function - securing access to networks, protecting the identities of users, and ensuring data is accessed only for a legitimate purpose.
This enables businesses to document and control user identities and transactions, and to assign specific roles and activities to individuals.
Evolving business needs around cloud applications and mobile devices, combined with rising threats, and the need to reduce costs, require new considerations for access control.
To protect data and IP, enterprises need to establish controls around the diverse means of access of employees, customers & partners.
As GDPR places obligations on data controllers for PII stored anywhere, on endpoints and in the cloud, securing cloud & roaming access is now of particular importance
Organisations need to adapt controls to varying use cases and requirements. For consumers & partners, convenient authentication methods may be preferred. Higher assurance methods may be required in high risk, high value scenarios, such as banking applications.
Dedicated solutions for managing privileged accounts and sensitive information. Ensuring the strongest level of security for those users within the organisation who have the highest level of data access and editing powers.
Unified audit trails enable administrators to see who is accessing what and when across on-premises, cloud, and virtual resources. These capabilities are vital in supporting auditability and regulatory compliance, while fostering improved administrative efficiency.
Companies are increasingly reliant on cloud-based applications, platforms, and infrastructures. This is precipitating a growing demand to implement strong controls for users and administrators attempting to access these critical resources.
Mobile endpoints are ubiquitous, in corporate settings, e-banking, e-retail & many other areas which share personal data.
It is critical that organisations establish authentication that safeguards access, without adversely affecting the phone or tablet users’ experience.