In this latest post of our series on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, we’ll explain how file integrity monitoring (FIM) can be crucial in helping organizations comply with this severe regulation.
GDPR, which went into effect in May and applies to organizations worldwide that handle EU residents’ personal data, provides few details of specific security technologies and processes organizations should adopt.
However, it’s clear from the GDPR text that the regulators expect organizations to demonstrate that they’re doing all they can to protect their EU customers’ personal data from malicious and accidental misuse. For InfoSec teams this means providing a rock-solid security foundation that gives their organizations superior data breach prevention and detection.
File integrity monitoring (FIM) specifically provides security controls in three key areas for GDPR:
- Ensuring integrity of data stored in filesystems
- Protecting confidentiality of data by detecting changes to filesystem access controls
- Detecting breaches