Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR will affect your data protection policy

How can we help?

In May 2018, a new EU-wide data protection regulation comes into force. If it affects you, you will need to start to thinking about compliance now. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect every organization in Europe that handles personal data of any kind. It will also affect any company that does business in the EU. The rules are complex and fines for non-compliance are significant (up to €20 million).

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Why encryption is an important element in data security?

 Encryption is the process of encoding information in a way that prevents unauthorized parties from being able to read it.

Key length and encryption strength
Encryption strength is most commonly equated to key length (bits) and the encryption algorithm used. The simplest way to defeat encryption is to try all the possible keys. This is known as a brute-force attack, but longer keys have made this approach ineffective.

How does it work?
Encryption is applied, most commonly, in two different ways:
Encrypted storage – often referred to as ‘data at rest’ – is most commonly used to encrypt an entire disk, drive or device.

This type of encryption becomes effective only once the system is stopped, the drive ejected or the encryption key blocked.

Encrypted content – also referred to as granular encryption – means, typically, encrypting files or text at the application level.

The most common example is email encryption, where the message format must remain intact for the email client application to be able to handle it, but the text body of the email is encrypted along with any attachments.

Strong two-factor authentication

Single-tap authentication for extra data protection – ESET Secure Authentication. ESET Secure Authentication helps you secure your data – in a hassle-free way. By complementing your normal authentication with a second factor, it effectively reduces the risk of data breaches caused by weak or leaked passwords.

Data loss prevention

Safetica protects you from expensive data leaks and unnecessary personnel costs.

Data loss prevention
Safetica keeps key data inside your company. Employees can’t take important information to a competitor or start their own businesses

Social engineering
Safetica can detect socially engineered attacks and blackmail attempts at the initial stages, preventing them from damaging your company.

Misdirected files
Safetica prevents important files from getting into the wrong hands, either inside or outside the company, and warns management of potential dangers.

Lost laptops & thumbdrives
Important data is protected by Safetica even if lost on the road. The whole disc or selected files remain encrypted and unreadable by the thief.