Cybersecurity Question of the Month: GDPR

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 11, 2018 2:12:01 PM

Friday, May 11, 2018

Will GDPR Have Negative, Unintended Consequences for Cybersecurity?

EU GDPRThe European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on Friday, May 25, 2018, with the goal of enhancing the protection of EU citizens’ private data. Under GDPR, personal information cannot be shared without the owners’ permission, including in places like the WHOIS database. 

WHOIS provides basic information about a registered domain and its owner, and is often used by cybersecurity professionals to quickly identify the legitimacy of a website and stop cyber criminals. While GDPR has good intentions for its citizens, it may inadvertently pose issues for cybersecurity professionals who rely on accessing this information, according to an article from IBM’s SecurityIntelligence.

Question: Do you see GDPR as a threat to the work of cybersecurity professionals? How can the industry work with regulators to ensure citizens’ data is protected, while still having access to data needed to stop cyber attacks? What should be done in the short-term, and what long-term adjustments will need to be made? Click the button below to answer in the Fuel discussion forum. 

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