How to Maintain GDPR Compliance for Your Java Architecture

In today’s threat landscape, safeguarding personal information and maintaining data privacy are of utmost importance. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has introduced specific provisions that demand organizations maintain cybersecurity equal to the risk represented by the personal information they handle. 

It’s important to note that although GDPR is EU initiated, it has global impact as any organization that holds any data of any EU citizen technically falls under its reach. To that end, many US regulatory bodies have imposed similar standards. NYDFS has issued fines for organizations that have failed to meet these standards. The US Securities & Exchange Commission, the US Federal Trade Commission, the US Federal Communications Commission, and the US Federal Reserve have all proposed new regulations that require stronger cyber protections and impose stricter penalties.

For example, New York Dept of Financial Services regulations require strong cyber programs, the appointment of a CISO, documented programs, and regular audits for businesses registered with the State. California’s CPRA and the related regulations require GDPR-style cyber protections for organizations and their vendors down to the third degree (a vendor’s vendor’s vendor.) This is largely motivated by an attempt to curb supply chain attacks that have plagued major corporations in the last several years. Six other US states have also adopted California style laws as well. 

Application security plays a crucial role in ensuring GDPR compliance, as products should protect privacy by design and be secure by default. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of application security in GDPR/CCPR and highlight how Waratek, a leading solution provider, can help organizations maintain compliance effortlessly.

Consequences for Failure to Comply

GDPR mandates organizations to establish robust application security measures to safeguard personal information. The principle of privacy by design and being secure by default is central to GDPR’s requirements. Due to these standards, the role of application security in GDPR is multifaceted and extends beyond the risk of data breaches. While the consequences of a data breach under GDPR are significant, organizations also face immediate challenges in terms of application security. In jurisdictions like New York and the European Union, and potentially with the rollout of a federal privacy law in the United States, organizations can be held legally accountable if they have known vulnerabilities that they fail to patch, leading to a security breach. 

This legal aspect has gained precedence, as evidenced by cases like the First Unum Life Insurance Company and Paul Revere Life Insurance Company. In April, 2021, these companies were fined $1.8 million apiece for failure to comply with NYDFS’s Cybersecurity Regulations.This highlights the crucial application security angle, emphasizing the need for organizations to proactively address vulnerabilities and prioritize patching to avoid legal ramifications. The legal precedents underscore the importance of robust application security measures in achieving GDPR compliance.

Waratek’s Unique Benefits for GDPR Compliance

Waratek offers a unique solution that can significantly reduce the time required to remediate known flaws and establish rules for protecting against Zero-Day attacks. Waratek achieves this without necessitating source code changes or generating false positives. We will highlight how integrating Waratek into a comprehensive cybersecurity plan can help organizations mitigate the inherent risks associated with traditional patching programs and the installation of protective rules. By incorporating Waratek into their Java architecture, organizations can fortify their defenses and meet the compliance requirements set forth by the GDPR and CCPA.

Implementing Waratek in Your Java Architecture

We understand that integrating new solutions into existing systems can be daunting. Waratek can be set up on new systems in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is establish which immutable rules you would like the platform to enforce (we have default settings if you don’t know yet). Once these rules are established, Waratek will be seamlessly implemented into your Java architecture, eliminating entire classes of threats and permanently reducing your risk according to compliance standards. Our user-friendly approach ensures minimal disruption and allows organizations to quickly enhance their security posture. Furthermore, we will emphasize the ongoing support and updates provided by Waratek to ensure continuous compliance with evolving regulations.

Maintaining GDPR compliance for your Java architecture is a critical undertaking in today’s data-driven world. Application security plays a pivotal role in meeting the requirements set forth by GDPR and related regulations. With Waratek’s dev-stage application security platform, organizations can reduce the time to remediate known flaws, protect against Zero-Day attacks, and strengthen their overall cybersecurity posture in java. Don’t compromise on data privacy and security. Take proactive steps to ensure compliance and partner with Waratek for comprehensive java protection and full compliance.

Remember, achieving and maintaining GDPR compliance is an ongoing process. Stay informed about the evolving regulatory landscape and embrace solutions that prioritize data privacy and security. Contact Waratek today to learn more about how we can assist you in maintaining GDPR compliance for your Java architecture.

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