By now, you should be fully aware of the GDPR’s data requirements for your own application, but have you talked with your data partners? If your application takes advantage of third-party tools and components to add functionality or track user information, they need to be compliant as well. The new regulations state that data privacy needs to be maintained throughout the entire lifecycle of an application, through every data controller and processor. Take the time to ask your data partners how they ensure GDPR compliance, including their security framework and how they manage data.
In just over a month, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes fully enforceable and will dramatically impact data privacy standards. Unfortunately, some companies, especially in the US, aren’t even sure what data is protected. With thousands of possible data points that can be collected, what data is included and excluded? Traditionally, companies built data privacy only around explicit user data like name, address, phone number, and credit card numbers. The GDPR defines a much wider scope. Applications that aren’t compliant could be headed for steep fines. Are you ready?
If you follow us on Twitter (if you don’t, you can fix that now) you’ll notice that we post about data security breaches hitting the internet community. We don’t do it to be malicious or gloat about their failures, but to increase awareness beyond the core community of security professionals. Keeping computer systems secure is a complex challenge, and few people are well-versed in its many facets and subtleties. We deal with security every day with our customer identity and access management platform Passport, so we encourage as much discussion as possible to hear current trends and risks. We hear all the time “We just need to lock it down” or even worse “See? You can’t stop cyber breaches.” Fortunately, neither of these are true.
Similar to the Linux process, there are only a few steps to download and install Passport in your test or production environment. Most existing identity technologies have a complex hierarchy of realms, principals, and distinguished names that restricts where they can be installed and requires extensive configuration. The following tutorial will explain how to install Passport for Mac OS and be up and running in just a few minutes. It will also install and run on:
- Linux – all distributions (64-bit) – View installation
- Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit) w/ Windows Management Framework 3.0 or newer
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) w/ Windows Management Framework 3.0 or newer
- Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) w/ Windows Management Framework 3.0 or newer
We will share tutorials for these systems in the near future, but please contact us at email@example.com if you need help before they are released.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines a set of “user’s digital rights” and becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018. Download this developer’s guide to understand how it will affect a developer’s role and responsibilities in application development.