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10 Security Experts On What The Industry Doesn't Get About GDPR

CRN asked 10 identity management and data protection CEOs and technical leaders what the biggest misconceptions or biggest areas of misunderstanding are around the soon-to-be-enforced GDPR regulations.

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A Static Checklist Won't Help Organizations Remain In Compliance

Using a static checklist to assess GDPR compliance when dealing with a dynamic IT environment and a security landscape that's changing daily is a non-starter, according to Matt Smith, vice president of worldwide channels for Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Duo Security.

Far better is adopting a risk-based framework that understands how critical applications are being accessed and assesses the risk posture for applications, users and devices, Smith said. This provides organizations with a more holistic view of security, access control, and how to maintain compliance in a versatile way that doesn't have a company re-architecting every three months, Smith said.

Organizations should therefore use GDPR as an impetus for having crucial conversations about what it means to have effective data privacy and security within a company, according to Kendra Mitchell, Duo's assistant general counsel.

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