Brandon Board, Senior Director of Corporate Security, IT Compliance and Audit at Alert Logic, is my guest for the Inner Circle podcast this week. Alert Logic is a security company and helps customers achieve and maintain compliance with various regulations and frameworks. First and foremost, though, Alert Logic is itself a company–which means it must also comply with those same mandates.
I thought it would be interesting to chat with Brandon about the issues and challenges faced by a medium-sized software-as-a-service (SaaS) company striving to achieve and maintain compliance. We talked specifically about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018.
I don’t want to spoil the podcast for you, but one thing that appears to be an alarmingly pervasive issue–especially with less than 90 days until GDPR goes into effect–is the belief by many companies outside of the EU that it doesn’t apply to them. Yes, GDPR is an EU mandate, but it applies to any company anywhere that has customers from the EU or might capture or store personal information on any citizen of the EU. In a nutshell, GDPR is a fairly global compliance mandate that applies to most companies around the world.
Hopefully, you’re already aware of the impact of GDPR and you’re already taking steps to make sure you’re compliant by May 25. Regardless, Brandon provides some valuable insight and advice that can help you. Enjoy the podcast, and don’t forget to check out Alert Logic and learn more about how they can help you achieve and maintain compliance.