Thought Leadership

Jul 5, 2016

Predicting Attacks – Lessons from The Game of Thrones

It’s been a great quarter for us, kicking off with the SINET 16 Innovator awards on October 4th, followed very quickly by two awards – the Editor’s Choice in the CRN Tech Innovator, and finalist for SC Media’s Rookie Security Company of the Year.

But the year isn’t over, and we’re still working hard.

Today, we’re very excited to announce our first partner in Europe – On2IT. If you’ve not heard of On2IT, they are a Benelux security reseller that has also expanded to offer managed security services. The On2IT team is well-known for their expertise in security; they were early advocates for many best-in-class security products and have proven success with partners like Palo Alto Networks and VMware.

But one of the key reasons why our partnership with On2IT is important is to help address the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR). SafeBreach looks at weaknesses in the context of endpoint, network and cloud relationships to see how an actual attack could play-out and how far it could go—allowing customers to intelligently implement fixes to close holes in the infrastructure and disrupt and disable the means of greater compromise. These capabilities are especially valuable for organizations preparing to meet the stringent information security and privacy standards associated with the GDPR.

Any organization that collects (a “data controller”) or stores and processes (a “data processor”) data on individuals of the EU must conform to this regulation and incorporate appropriate policies and technology to conform. In particular, the regulation expects the following:

  • Demonstrating Compliance – Data controllers need to be able to demonstrate that they have taken appropriate measures to comply with the regulation, including implementing policies, procedures and technical measures to comply; that they have informed any data processors of their responsibilities; and ensured that they are only transferring data to appropriate data controllers

  • Assessing Impact for Data Protection – With the General Data Protection Regulation there will be a legal obligation for controllers to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment for the first time.

Under GDPR, organizations found negligent in the event of a data breach may be fined as much as €20 million or 4% or global revenue, whichever amount is higher.

SafeBreach can assist with the two specific requirements above, and we look forward to working with EU companies to address them to meet the May 2018 deadline when the regulations are officially applicable. For more information on the SafeBreach platform, watch this video recorded during the recent On2IT Bright and Cloudy event.

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