Compliance is Crucial: Key Takeaway from Gartner’s 2022-2023 Cybersecurity Predictions

JULY 14TH, 2022

We’re always keenly interested in hearing what industry leaders and analysts have to say about the future of cybersecurity. Gartner’s recent release of its Top Eight Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022-2023 caught our eye because of its focus on how executive performance will be tied more closely to managing cyber risks.

Compliance is a big part of that task. Gartner says that through 2023, government regulations will require organizations to ensure the consumer privacy rights of five billion citizens and more than 70 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP). That makes data protection more important than ever, given the potential consequences.

Regardless of the cause, any incident that risks customer data brings compliance into play. And those risks will only grow—as they have for the third consecutive year—as more than 90 percent of data breaches are cyberattack-related. Ransomware is a massive element of organizational risks, with Sophos reporting that 79 percent of its incident response engagements involved ransomware over the past two years. And with more and more companies operating globally, that adds new complexities to keeping things running smoothly and staying compliant.  

Non-Compliance Can Be Costly

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most demanding compliance requirements. It can also be costly. lists two tiers of fines, with less severe infringements bringing a potential penalty of up to €10 million or 2 percent of the firm’s worldwide revenue from the preceding financial years, whichever amount is higher. That’s a big hit. But a serious infringement could result in an even more significant impact—up to €20 million or 4 percent of the firm’s worldwide revenue.

Things get even more concerning when you read further on the GDPR site. It points out that many companies use third-party services for email or cloud storage because they may offer more advanced technologies. Still, you—the “controller” of the data—are responsible for ensuring compliance. The only caveat? To avoid that responsibility, you must prove to the governing authorities that your organization was “not in any way responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.”

That’s a high threshold to clear, given that most service providers limit their liability for your data. AWS says it is responsible for “Security of the Cloud,” protecting the infrastructure that runs its cloud services—hardware, software, networking, and facilities. AWS goes on to say that customer responsibility for “Security in the Cloud” where your data resides is determined by the services you choose.

No matter the service or service provider, you are responsible for your customer data and ensuring compliance. Helping you do so is where Arcserve shines.

Keeping You Equipped for Compliance

Arcserve helps businesses worldwide comply with national, regional, and industry-specific mandates around customer data protection, collection, and use. Those can include GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, and ITAR. Arcserve helps you with compliance by providing a dedicated Data Protection Officer (DPO) to help you manage the GDPR process, including access to your archive to view all email records, set policies, respond to Subject Access Requests (SARs), and control your data both proactively and reactively.

Ensuring Scalable System Safety and Reliability

Arcserve cloud data centers surpass industry standards for security, integrity, resiliency, availability, and performance. They are some of the safest and most impenetrable facilities in the world, relying on more than a dozen proven security measures—biometrics, mantrap entry, multi-tier encryption, self-healing storage, role-based access control (RBAC), and data anonymity—to name a few. And several Arcserve solutions offer near-limitless scale so you can cost-effectively add storage as your needs change, extend protections to remote offices worldwide, and scale up or down on demand.

To help you meet GDPR requirements, Arcserve is a member of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, and our data centers are located in the countries designated by Article 45(1) of the GDPR. Our powerful, compliance-driven technology was also designed with specific capabilities to address GDPR compliance and other regulations like those noted above.

A Range of Compliant Solutions

Check out our free trial offers for these Arcserve products designed to help ensure compliance:

Arcserve UDP Software delivers complete protection for cloud, virtual, and physical systems, with heterogeneous backup and recovery to and from any target.

Arcserve Cloud Direct is the only direct-to-cloud backup and disaster recovery service (BaaS/DRaaS) that gives you comprehensive data protection with consumer-grade usability.

Arcserve Continuous Availability, continuous data protection that keeps your organization fully operational during unplanned disruptions.

To learn more about Arcserve’s compliance capabilities, contact us.

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