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Cloud security:

How to stay in front of the GDPR

Cloud security: how to stay in front of the GDPR

Lap 1: assess your apps

First thing? You want an overview of all the apps that are connected to your network. This type of assessment is both fast and affordable. The resulting report gives you a comprehensive list of all used apps, with a risk score – overall and per app.

The risk score indicates the strong and weak points of each app’s security. For instance, if a popular app doesn’t have multifactor authentication – while your security policy states that it must – the assessment offers a clear choice: banish the app from your network or keep the app and live with the consequences.

Pro tip: check whether the paying version of the app has better security features – if so, it is worth the investment almost 100% of the time. Why? Because the paid version offers an advantage for your organization: monitoring app usage. And that’s important for the second part of the race.

Lap 2: set the stage

Collected all information? Time to make some tough decisions and set the ground rules. Often the most basic rule is that the IT department gets a popup when a document containing personal information has been shared. The popup is not just a reminder, it signals that the action has been logged. In other words, the rules can detect if someone is breaking your company policy. Say that you have a strict policy that forbids sharing sensitive information (e.g. a bank account number); thanks to the rules, the IT department now has the tools to sanction appropriately.

Lap 3: control theinformation grid

Your system all set up? Start monitoring the traffic from your network to the cloud. Your employees will keep finding new apps that they find convenient or interesting. It is your task to track the use of these apps and take action when they pose a security threat. With this simple solution, you can both protect your network and boost employee productivity.

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