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Our consultancy and IT services will help you understand what GDPR is, clarify your
organisation’s areas of risk, and create a plan to improve your overall compliance position.

Introduction to GDPR

We work closely with organisations to help them understand the potential impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We know that compliance requires more than a single product or solution. That’s why our experts work with you to assess your current position and create a tailored plan to support your GPDR compliance journey.

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Our approach to GDPR

The first step is to assess how your organisation currently stores, secures, manages and accesses personal data. It may be helpful to consider the below actions:


  1. Reviewing your current position to create an action plan.
    Are you ready for GDPR?

  1. Prioritise key areas to address in the short term

  1. Identify the right people across your organisation for each task

  1. Create a comprehensive action plan and draw up a timeline
Creating a GDPR Working Group

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It’s a good idea to review your current security infrastructure to understand how personal data is currently protected and put plans in place for if an incident occurred. You should consider:


  1. Reviewing your security infrastructure to identify gaps

  1. Reviewing or creating an incident response plan

From anti-virus to proactive threat monitoring and full data loss prevention solutions, you will probably have a core security infrastructure in place but there are additional ways to ensure access to sensitive data is controlled.

Top Priorities for Data Security
[Sophos] Data Breach Deadlines - The Impact of GDPR
[AlienVault] Detecting threats in a world of mega breaches
[Druva] Inevitability: Cyber Breach & GDPR
[Thales] Data Security Best Practices for GDPR and beyond

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Understanding who accesses your data, where it is held, who processes and controls the data, and how quickly it can be recovered will help you identify the best way to manage it.


  1. Identify sensitive or high-risk data and implement appropriate security measures.

  1. Review current IT backup and archiving systems including indexing and restoration.

  1. Improve data retrieval processes so you can respond to Subject Access Requests efficiently.
Top Priorities for Data Management
Interview with Softcat's Data Protection Manager
[Informatica] GDPR and Data Management - Driving value from compliance

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It’s important to review internal processes and ensure staff are properly briefed and trained as part of GDPR compliance. A risk-based information governance and accountability should include:


  1. Breach notification procedure and policy

  1. Reviewing data processes and controls with 3rd parties

  1. Training staff on data protection policies and best practice

  1. Managing consent for data gathering

  1. Policies for treatment of print-based personal information
[Blancco] Meeting the 'Right to Erasure'
[Forcepoint] How to identify and protect your data
[Ipswitch] File Transfers: The Achilles Heel of GDPR Compliance?

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GDPR supporting partners

Softcat work with a range of partners that can provide solutions to help you move towards GDPR compliance.

Microsoft
AlienVault
Barracuda
BlackBerry
Blancco
Check Point
Cisco
Clearswift
Commvault
CyberCrowd
Cylance
Druva
Egress
F5
Forcepoint
HP Inc
Informatica
Ipswitch
Ivanti
McAfee
Mimecast
Snow
Sophos
Symantec
Thales
Trend Micro
Tripwire
Varonis
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