Wizuda to deliver keynote presentation to National DPO Conference

Wizuda Senior Management Team attend DPO conference dublin 2016

Wizuda Director of Data Services Danielle Cussen has been invited to address the 8th dpo.ie Annual Conference in Ballsbridge, Dublin 25th and 26th January 2017.

Referencing the main conference theme of “It’s here – what next?”, and aimed directly at an audience of compliance professionals tasked with delivering GDPR compliance to Irish companies, Danielle will deliver a presentation entitled “The new world of proof : bringing data transfers into the circle of compliance”.

The presentation will illuminate the critical pathway to GDPR compliance for data transfers, an area which has hitherto received limited attention in the compliance discussion.

Danielle commented : “Data transfer compliance represents a significant portion of GDPR compliance. With recent data breaches attracting unwelcome headlines, the risk of a breach arising from non-compliant data transfer tools or internal processes is a stark one”

The presentation will explain how the risk-profiling of data, a key theme in GDPR, will need to be enshrined in a new cooperative workflow process, able to link DPO and compliance representatives directly with the IT stakeholders who control the technical management of data transfers. Without such linkage, the ‘circle of compliance’ can easily be broken through mismanaged data transfers.

Danielle continued : “Traditional file transfer solutions may move data around, but the appropriate tools for managing those transfers according to purpose or risk level are unlikely to be present – resulting in a severe risk of breach”.

“Organisations transferring data using in house scripts after May 2018, are much more likely to fail data protection audits and be exposed to significant fines”.

Dublin based Wizuda is also Gold Sponsor of the event, which features a 2-day programme of interactive workshops and presentations.

The conference will also feature keynote addresses from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, and Dara Murphy TD, Minister of State for European Affairs, Data Protection and the EU Single Digital Market.

In December, Commissioner Dixon announced that her office was investigating the Dublin-based EMEA operation of US technology giant Yahoo, to ascertain whether it “was complicit” regarding its role in data transfers to the US operation, following a data breach affecting an estimated 1bn Yahoo user accounts.

Sources : https://www.dpo.ie/conference

the challenge - wizuda case studies

The board of a multinational medical device organisation required a secure, cloud-based solution which facilitated virtual board member collaboration on key documents in preparation for monthly board meetings.

The documentation was regularly of a highly commercially sensitive nature, largely relating to ongoing clinical trials, and as such demanded a secure and encrypted platform which could be implemented without the engagement of internal IT resources.

Key challenges that need to be  considered:

  • Geographically dispersed stakeholders
  • Highly commercially sensitive documentation
  • No internal IT involvement
  • Multiple stakeholders required to collaborate on
    single documents
the solution- wizuda case studies

Wizuda MFT gave them a centralised view of all their file transfer activities and a network overview of the data flows. IT now had instantly available reporting and could provide geographic maps and network overviews to senior management of all file transfer activities in the organisation. These could also be categorised in ways that made sense for the business from a priorities perspective. Wizuda’s unique ‘Health Check’ dashboard with automated monitoring and alerts, allowed them to manage all transfer operations proactively and ensured they were always on top of any issues.

From a GDPR compliance perspective, transfers could be linked to Data Protection Impact Assessments were required and data could be anonymised as part of the transfer process. Wizuda MFT enabled them to apply the latest security protocols for file transfers and encrypt data at rest and in transit. Passing cyber-security and GDPR compliance audits became a lot easier.

About Wizuda

Developing IT Solutions to Make Businesses Better

At Wizuda we focus on developing IT solutions which help businesses grow and empower people to collaborate and stay connected securely and compliantly. Specialists in secure data transfer since 2001, all development and support operations are carried out from our two Irish 

offices located in Dublin (Wizuda Headquarters) and Limerick. We pride ourselves in developing software solutions that allow organisations to take back control of their file transfer and data sharing operations, enabling them to operate efficiently, securely and compliantly

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