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Rubrik -  - Aligning Your Data Protection Strategy with GDPR

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Aligning Your Data Protection Strategy with GDPR

I’m the opposite of a PR person. As a Data Protection Officer, my job is to keep people out of the press. And as Data Protection laws continue to tighten with the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that job is getting a lot harder. One of the biggest brainteasers that companies are battling with inside their GDPR project is what to do with backups. GDPR requires a full understanding of the data you hold whilst balancing the need to keep data secure and, at the same time, respecting the right to erasure and proactive deletion. The first challenge here is actually knowing what data you have. You can’t protect it if you don’t have a clue where it is. Traditionally, backups have been a real pain for this since once the data is locked away inside a tape, it becomes incredibly difficult in the future to know what was in there. This is still the case in many non-physical backup systems in which you have a whole system snapshot but no way to interrogate what lies within. The simple answer to this conundrum is just stop. Stop making the problem harder for yourself, stop locking data away…
Rubrik -  - GDPR: Beyond the Hype

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GDPR: Beyond the Hype

Much ink has been spilled in the run-up to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its potential impact on businesses all around the globe. With the deadline for compliance nearing, it’s important to take stock of where you, as an organisation, are on your journey to GDPR readiness and understand what steps are needed to safeguard yourself from possible negative impacts after May 25th, 2018. While the implementation date is set, it’s widely agreed that many aspects of GDPR and its implications have yet to be fully determined; even the European Commission recognizes this. While the new regulation provides a single set of rules directly applicable to all EU member states, there is still a great deal of enablement work to be done at the country-level. The Commission is dedicating EUR 1.7 million to fund data protection authorities and train data protection professionals. A further EUR 2 million is available to support national authorities in reaching out to businesses, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Who is off the hook? Talking about SMEs…some people have stated that companies with fewer than 250 employees do not need to comply. While it is true that some obligations don’t apply to…
Rubrik -  - 3 Cloud Data Management Trends to Watch in 2018

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3 Cloud Data Management Trends to Watch in 2018

Enterprises across verticals are undergoing a digital transformation. They must now operate in the “always on” economy and execute instant service delivery to meet modern consumer demands. This shift requires an infrastructure that supports 24/7 application availability in both data center and cloud, while also ensuring data is protected and compliant. As data management becomes increasingly crucial to meet business goals, companies are exploring new solutions to streamline and automate their processes. Here are the top trends you can expect to see in 2018: 1. AI-Powered Data Management Leveraging machine learning for data protection and analysis provides valuable business opportunities, but enterprises have barely scratched the surface. According to Gartner, AI will be a major digital driver for reinventing both business models and the customer experience through 2025. One application of ML that many companies are expected to explore relates to event-driven IT. This model involves constantly sensing and responding to business events, which could be anything from a completed transaction to threat detection. As companies prepare for intelligent applications and analysis, they will seek solutions that can centralize data management across all their environments. 2. Accelerated Cloud Adoption While cloud computing isn’t new to the enterprise lexicon, it is…
Rubrik -  - Top 4 Features to Look for in a GDPR Solution

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Top 4 Features to Look for in a GDPR Solution

Changes to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, 2018. For those unfamiliar, the law grants European citizens comprehensive rights over personal data that organizations store and process. GDPR places additional burden on the companies, and those that fail to comply face hefty fines. The deadline is fast approaching, yet many companies have not started preparing. While no single solution can ensure compliance, here are four key components to keep in mind as you evaluate solutions: 1. Unified Management Companies often hold personal data on customers, employees, vendors, contractors, and other entities. This data can be spread across a variety of sources like VMs, databases, files, and Exchange Mailboxes. Unfortunately, this fragmented infrastructure makes managing and protecting workloads a major challenge. In addition to being tedious, a patchwork of point solutions can complicate GDPR compliance. Using a single comprehensive solution enables users to define and enforce a data management policy across their entire infrastructure. With Rubrik, one platform supports all common data management scenarios (backup, disaster recovery, archival, etc.) and protects a wide variety of workloads like VMs, physical servers, databases, NAS Shares, and public cloud. This broad and fast-growing support matrix helps organizations enforce their…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Cloud Data Management: Security by Design

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Rubrik Cloud Data Management: Security by Design

Since the beginning, Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management platform has been designed with security as one of its core principles. Our goal is to ensure that data is managed in a secure and responsible manner, independent of its location. This capability is growing more important with the changes to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018, for any organisation that processes or stores data from individuals in the EU. For companies that must comply with GDPR, security by design is imperative in data management. The regulation requires companies to use solutions in which data protection is designed into the development rather than added on at a later point. Requirements apply to on-prem and cloud environments, as well as to measurements that prevent employee-caused breaches. Data Management Designed for Protection Rubrik delivers end-to-end encryption across all environments while maintaining performance. It starts at the point of ingesting the data from your production systems. For both virtual and physical environments, we encrypt data in-flight to protect it from eavesdropping. Once the data arrives to the Rubrik cluster, customers can choose the method for encryption at-rest, either using software-based encryption or FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certified hardware-based encryption. Rubrik also…