One year from today, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, bringing with it many strict requirements to protect user data and privacy. GDPR also requires organizations to be forthright about breaches when they occur. IBM expects its Resilient Incident Response Platform (IRP) to play a key role in this area.
"GDPR is a big beast and Reslient's lens on this is focused on the privacy breach reporting aspects," Ted Julian, vice president of product management and co-founder of IBM Resilient, told eWEEK.
Julian added that there are many different components to GDPR, including the 'right to be forgotten' that requires organizations to delete all information on a given user, which is an item that is not part of what Resilient is doing. Instead IBM Resilient is adding new capabilities to the Resilient Incident Response platform specifically for GDPR, including a preparatory guide, simulator and privacy module.
"GDPR is just a particularly big update of something that we have been doing since Resilient started," Julian said.