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How to get started with GDPR

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Runecast Academy Series 2 – Part 11. How to get started with GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a security standard drafted by the European Union (EU). It is regarded as the strongest privacy and security law in the world. GDPR was designed to harmonize and strengthen data privacy and processing policies across Europe. It imposes obligations on every organization that handles data that belongs to EU citizens. 

The EU wants to enable people to have more control over their personal data and the choices they make regarding it. As people are entrusting their personal data to organizations online, and with cloud services and breaches being a daily event, GDPR is a safeguarding standard that poses a firm attitude on data privacy and security. By enforcing data protection legislation, the EU wants to improve trust in the digital environment.  

The GDPR standard was enforced as of May 25 2018, requiring organizations to protect personal data and provide proof about how that data is protected. All organizations that deal with the data of the EU citizens are required to be GDPR compliant. As expected, non-compliance with GDPR can mean large fines and reputational damage. In case of a non-compliance, an organization could be fined up to €10 million and if a breach occurs it may be as high as €20 million.

Challenges to GDPR Compliance


Security standards are vital to an organization’s environmental security. They are used to safeguard your data and protect your environment. Each security standard requires a lot of time to be implemented and this is the case with GDPR. Implementing GDPR requires long hours of analyzing all the systems and remediating them according to the GDPR recommendations. This is a burdensome task to IT teams who need to fall behind on their daily work to do work on GDPR implementation.  

Lack of IT Resources

Paying most of your attention to the implementation of just one security standard is a task that requires a lot of people, and most companies do not have the necessary staff to do all this manual work frequently. As a result, staying on top of a security standard becomes challenging due to lack of IT staff and resources. 

Different  IT Environments

Most companies nowadays work in multi-cloud or hybrid-cloud environments. Managing all the security issues and complying with all the security standards in a complex environment is a very difficult task to achieve. So, as most companies operate in complex environments, it is becoming even more challenging to stay on top of security compliance with every standard that is required or needed. 


Real-time Security Analysis and Reports 

The pain caused by security issues has awakened a sense of responsibility in us. We committed to finding a solution to long hours of manual work, analyzing, remediating and preparing reports for audits. We have a solution to save your time and resources, whatever your environment may be: we designed Runecast. Now it will be easy to stay on top of your security compliance and all the other security issues. 

Runecast is a platform committed to being the most efficient solution for your organization. With Runecast you can scan your configurations, have remediation scripts and prepare reports in real time, just like pressing a big red-button which solves everything. Runecast provides an automated security audit in which you can filter and sort issues and compare historical configurations at your convenience. Furthemore, it offers a wide range of tech solutions related to security hardening guidelines, vendor best practices, vulnerability management, configuration issues etc. Runecast automates your vulnerability management and security standards compliance audits for AWS, Azure, Kubernetes and VMware, as well as for Windows and Linux OS.

Runecast proactively assists with Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM), Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC). It provides continuous audits against other common security standards such as CIS Benchmarks, NIST, HIPAA, PCI DSS, DISA STIG, BSI IT-Grundschutz, ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials (UK), Essential 8 (Australia). 


Compliance with GDPR is mandatory to all organizations that process, store or transmit personal data that belong to EU citizens. After evaluating all the struggles organizations face in complex technological environments in order to maintain a secure environment, and be compliant with the mandated security standards, we designed Runecast. Now, you don't have to worry about not having enough time to implement this standard or handle other daily tasks. Runecast provides you with an automated solution that will save you time and resources. All your manual work regarding implementation of a security standard will now be automated.

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