Standards, Regulations & Compliance

GDPR Requires 'Continuous' Compliance

Peter Beardmore of RSA on Going Beyond a Checklist Approach
Peter Beardmore, director of corporate marketing, RSA

Europe's General Data Privacy Regulation, which will affect organizations worldwide, will force them to move from "static" to "continuous" compliance, says Peter Beardmore of RSA.

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For example, affected companies will have to continually ensure they're well-equipped to notify authorities of a breach within 72 hours, as GDPR requires, he points out.

Organizations also need to go far beyond a checklist approach to complying with GDPR and other regulations, conducting frequent risk assessments and addressing gaps identified, he adds.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Toronto Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, he also discusses:

  • The change in regulations from prescriptive to holistic;
  • Why continuous assessment of data will be crucial under GDPR;
  • The importance of leveraging the NIST cybersecurity framework.

Beardmore, director of corporate marketing at RSA, has nearly two decades of IT, security and software marketing and business development experience. He began his career as a Signal Corps Officer in the U.S. Army. Prior to joining RSA, he held other key product marketing roles in the security industry.

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Joan Goodchild

Joan Goodchild

Director of Multimedia Content, ISMG

Joan Goodchild is veteran writer and editor who has been covering security for more than a decade. Before joining ISMG, she was the editor-in-chief of CSO, where she led the team to several national awards, including an AZBEE (ASPBE) for website of the year and several Digital Eddie (Folio) awards for B2B website of the year. Her previous experience in business journalism includes roles as a broadcast and web editor with the Boston Business Journal and as a news writer covering the Windows OS with TechTarget. Prior to that, she worked as a television reporter and anchor for more than a decade. She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting.

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