IT Governance launches webinar on penetration testing and the GDPR

IT Governance is running a webinar to help organisations understand how penetration testing can help improve existing security measures for securing personal information and comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Regular penetration testing can prevent cyber criminals from exploiting defects in web servers, browsers, email clients, point-of-sale (POS) software, operating systems and server interfaces, so it is an essential part of GDPR compliance. Article 32 of the Regulation states that organisations that process EU residents’ personal data need to have in place “a process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organisational measures for ensuring the security of the processing”.

Penetration tests provide an end-of-state check to make sure all the security controls required have been implemented correctly. They can also be used in the early stages of developing new processing systems to identify potential risks to personal data.

You can find out more about the benefits of penetration testing and how IT Governance can help by watching Compliance solutions: how can penetration testing support your GDPR project?

This webinar discusses:

  • Penetration testing and its role in demonstrating GDPR compliance;
  • Implementing technical measures to ensure data security and compliance with Article 32 of the GDPR;
  • Why penetration tests are vital in uncovering vulnerabilities before criminals do; and
  • How to meet legislative and regulatory requirements and achieve an integrated approach with standards such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, ISO 27001 and the GDPR.

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 3:00 pm. If you can’t make it, the presentation will be available to download from our website.

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