How cybersecurity laws play an important role in securing your organization

Over the last few years, the key buzzword has been cybersecurity, thanks to the number of breaches and vulnerabilities that have occurred.

Seqrite Jun 14th 2018

The role of digital technology is only increasing in today’s day and age. From big governments to even bigger corporations, much of the business around the world occurs on the digital highway. This kind of hyperconnectivity is common nowadays, and what is also common are the threats and vulnerabilities that have also cropped up.

Over the last few years, the key buzzword has been cybersecurity, thanks to the number of breaches and vulnerabilities that have occurred. From Equifax to Uber to Comcast, there have been many high-profile breaches which have shaken the world. Governments from all over the world have been forced to sit up and analyze this new-age threat. In the process, various cybersecurity laws have been drawn up to provide a framework to deal with these threats.

For business owners, this cybersecurity laws come both as a boon and a bane. The creation and hopefully future implementation of these laws creates some rules for everyone to follow in what is basically a chaotic world, as of now. Some structure is provided which can only be helpful. On the other hand, these laws have their own specialties and intricacies and businesses have to take one step forward to ensure they comply with the same.

Here are some of the main points to keep in mind regarding cybersecurity laws when considering a solution for your business:

Data Privacy

More and more regulations nowadays are highlighting the importance of data privacy is used by corporations. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is foremost in this regard. Cybersecurity regulations now lay down norms regarding how a corporation uses the data provided to them by customers. There are guidelines about how the data is to be treated, how and when to delete it and also having to give users the right to be forgotten. A cybersecurity solution issued by a corporation must keep all this in consideration and allow their users to set these parameters accordingly.

Assessments and audits

Timely assessments and audits will soon become a regular feature at most businesses, thanks to the impending cybersecurity laws. These make it mandatory for companies to keep assessing their cybersecurity framework and conduct regular audits to find out loopholes. Failure to do the same could result in major penalties. This is a point which network administrators must keep in mind when considering cybersecurity solutions.

Device Policies

Under cybersecurity legislation, it is important to create and implement device policies for various types with permissions granted on the level of importance. Hence, all devices will not have the same level of permission which helps in staggering the damage caused in the result of an unforeseen data breach.

Keeping all these in mind, Seqrite’s Endpoint Security (EPS) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) are good solutions for ensuring compliance with these laws. Seqrite’s EPS clubbed with Encryption solutions and DLP feature allows enterprises to keep a close eye on confidential data set, while industries worried about data loss can deploy Seqrite DLP functionality that monitors data sets and a host of other confidential insights, including credit card information, SSN, document files amongst other things.