General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The European Union (EU) passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help ensure the privacy rights of EU citizens by addressing the export of personal data outside the EU and creating a more stable and predictable regulatory environment. The regulation, which went into effect in May, 2018, applies to all companies that process the personally identifiable information (PII) of EU residents, regardless of the company’s location or where data processing takes place.
Under the GDPR, data controllers will be expected to report all possible data breaches to the relevant EU authorities within 72 hours of detection. Users affected by data breaches must also be notified by the company with few exceptions.
Contextual Security now provides our clients with expert level security and compliance driven services to help you become GDPR compliant. We can perform penetration testing, web application testing, application assessments, physical/environmental assessments, forensics and compliance assessments and validation.
The GDPR requires changes to the way organizations manage, store, transfer, and delete customer data and penalties for noncompliance will be substantial. Companies must now be able to prove that a specific user not only gave their initial express consent to have their data stored, but also that the user’s consent records are accurate and up to date.
Fortunately, Contextual Security is here to help you improve your privacy and cyber security profile – so you can effectively implement GDPR. We carry many certifications including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CE/H (Certified Ethical Hacker), QSA (Qualified Security Assessor), GPEN (GIAC Certified Penetration Tester), and GWAPT (GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester).
We are your trusted security and compliance partner. At Contextual Security, Solid Security Begins With Knowing. Excels by Doing.