Enterprises say they may look to AI or machine learning to ease the
burden of GDPR compliance
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2017--
Inc. (NASDAQ: IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data
and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced the
results of a survey of 310 IT security professionals taken at the
Infosecurity Europe 2017 trade show. The results suggest that while the
industry is preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),
22 percent haven’t yet hired a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Of those
with no DPO, 52 percent aren’t planning on hiring a DPO until the second
half of 2018 or beyond – after GDPR enforcement commences.
“A crucial takeaway from this survey is that companies need to be
engaging with GDPR compliance now,” said Terry Ray, CTO of Imperva. “The
fact that a high percentage of respondents said they had already hired a
DPO is encouraging. GDPR will rear its head in ways that nobody
predicted, so engaging early and being ready for every possibility is
Another revelation from the survey is that when it comes to GDPR, many
security professionals are banking on help from machine learning
technology. Over half (55 percent) of the security professionals
indicated that they believed AI or machine learning solutions could bear
some of their considerable workload in the next three to five years,
with 27 percent suggesting it could even be within the next year or two.
The GDPR gives individuals in the EU more control over their personal
data and is designed to make sure that their personal information is
protected, even outside the EU. It applies to businesses that offer
goods and services to data subjects in the EU or monitor behavior of
data subjects in the EU, regardless of their industry or location of the
business. It becomes effective on May 25, 2018. Organizations are
focusing on GDPR compliance because fines for certain violations may be
up to the greater of €20 million or four percent of total worldwide
annual turnover. Article 37 of the GDPR requires any organization
processing personal data on a large scale to retain an independent DPO.
Imperva provides data discovery, data masking, and data compliance
solutions that can assist organizations in their GDPR compliance
efforts. To learn how Imperva helps organizations prepare for GDPR,
Conducted June 6-8 in London, at Insecurity
Europe 2017, Europe’s largest security focused conference, the
in-person survey is based on responses from attendees including IT
professionals, managers and executives.
To view the full survey results, visit bit.ly/2wiNy49.
To learn more about The GDPR job market, read our study at bit.ly/2vDovag.
(NASDAQ: IMPV) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that
protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere,
product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect
information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and
comply with regulations. The Imperva
Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s
leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances
Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and
publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest
threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood
Shores, California. Learn more: www.imperva.com,
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