HOW CAN AKAMAI HELP WITH GDPR COMPLIANCE?
Under the GDPR, evidence must be documented to show that that personal data processed by an organization is appropriately and sufficiently protected. In an interconnected world, where many web applications and websites contain or access personal data, this can be a big challenge. This challenge encompasses people, process, and technology. Akamai’s Intelligent Platform can be leveraged to help meet this challenge and offers a strong security strategy based on the best security professionals in the market, flexible and highquality processes, and recognized state-of-the-art technology.
MAINTAIN WEB APPLICATION FIREWALL RULES
In the event of a security breach requiring the reporting of the loss of personal data to a DPA, it is extremely important that evidence is supplied to the DPA of the mitigation steps taken historically and the mitigation steps that will be taken in the future to ensure the impact is minimized.
For security measures to be effective, they must constantly be reviewed against new and changing threats. Akamai Security Optimization Assistance helps organizations to respond to the ever-changing threat landscape and provides evidence that they have actively anticipated and mitigated risks by creating and maintaining effective and efficient WAF rules.
Extensive reporting and evaluation is delivered containing the type, quantity, and probability of attacks in a given time period. As part of the Akamai Managed Kona Site Defender service, an Akamai security expert will proactively review security policies and make suggestions for ongoing adjustments of the WAF rules.
CONTROL ACCESS OF THIRD PARTIES (E.G., CONTRACTORS) TO PERSONAL DATA
Organizations often must provide access to their network assets to third-party vendors necessary to operations. Such access, however, puts personal data and security generally at greater risk.
Akamai can help customers mitigate this risk by providing greater control and security for such connections. Akamai Enterprise Application Access (EAA) is focused on managing access to applications irrespective of where they reside, in a local datacenter or in the cloud. Akamai EAA ensures maximum control over who has access to which resources without the necessity to set up a complicated and costly Virtual Private Network (VPN) infrastructure.