Varonis, a security software company has issued a new course which focuses on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
With over two hours of course videos and slides, the course, titled “GDPR Attack Plan: What You Need To Know” and presented by Troy Hunt, Microsoft Regional Director, Creator of HaveIBeenPwned, allows IT Pros/DevOps, CISO/CTO, system administrators and companies to prepare for GDPR by learning its requirements, effects it will have, how will it actually protect personal data as well as talks about steps to take for data security regardless of legislative impact.
In case you missed it, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is a regulation brought by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission in order to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens as well as regulate the export of personal data outside the EU.
Coming into effect on 25th of May 2018, the GDPR is a regulation, rather than a directive, it is both a binding legislative act and will be forced in May 2018.
While mostly created for countries that are members of the European Union, the GDPR will also have a significant impact on other companies in the world that offer goods and/or services in Europe, or monitor the behavior of EU data subjects. In general, this means that worldwide companies that collect data on citizens in European Union countries will need to comply with this set of rather strict rules aimed to protect personal data.
While we have seen sanctions for those that were responsible for a severe personal data breach, GDPR defines strict fines for non-compliance which are set at up to 4 percent of annual global turnover or €20 million, whichever is higher.
Gartner report already suggested that more than 50 percent of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with the requirements by the end of 2018.
The new course from Varonis, which is actually free for the next 14 days, is a perfect opportunity to get ahead of GDPR and understand the idea and what it takes to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You can find the official course over at Varonis.com.