The EU General Data Protection Regulation: Companies need to be prepared
The new regulations affect all companies that collect and process personal data, through their customer databases for example. Companies must ensure comprehensive protection of all important sectors, by implementing "state of the art" technologies, or otherwise face stiff financial sanctions. Companies that use software that is outdated or not up-to-date, laying them open to cyber attacks, run the risk of being fined for data breaches. The drawing up of mandatory compliance rules, which define the handling of the sensitive information, is one of the key steps. Another important component is ensuring the comprehensive protection of IT systems against data leakages and cyberattacks. This is where solutions containing a patch management system come into play. They allow updates from software vendors to be installed immediately on the network.