Ebook: Using SIEM for GDPR and NIS Compliance

The Importance of Using SIEM to Comply with European Regulations

Regulations such as GDPR give EU individuals more control over their personal data, however, they also compel organizations to utilize stronger security and privacy controls when storing or processing personal data.

Security information and event management (SIEM) align well with the information security requirements set by GDPR. A few notable articles specifically highlight that organizations must:

In addition to that, the European Network and Information Security (NIS) directive defines cybersecurity requirements for operators of essential services, requiring companies with legacy systems to take appropriate security measures.

Member States shall ensure that digital service providers identify and take appropriate and proportionate technical and organisational measures to manage the risks posed to the security of network and information systems…[and] those measures shall ensure a level of security of network and information systems appropriate to the risk posed, and shall take into account the following elements:

(a) the security of systems and facilities;

(b) incident handling;

(c) business continuity management;

(d) monitoring, auditing and testing;

(e) compliance with international standards

The technical aspects of both regulations require paying better attention to the way organizations collect, store, and process sensitive data. To help you make sense of these obligations and how you can cover them most effectively, the ebook Using SIEM for GDPR and NIS Compliance reviews GDPR and the NIS directive in the context of how Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions can help in achieving indisputable compliance with all technical aspects.

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About the ebook

To help you address the most challenging cybersecurity requirements of GDPR and NIS, we have reviewed how Next Generation SIEMs fulfill these recommendations, dramatically reducing data breach risks.


In the ebook Using SIEM for GDPR and NIS Compliance, you will find an in-depth mapping of how NextGen SIEMs address their information security recommendations in terms of forensics, audit trail, and threat detection.


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