General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , Standards, Regulations & Compliance

How Orchestration and Automation Help Incident Responders

IBM Resilient's Allen Rogers on Breach Response Essentials for the GDPR Era
Allen Rogers, vice president of engineering, IBM Resilient

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation is already having an impact on how organizations approach data breach detection and remediation, says Allen Rogers of IBM Resilient.

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"What we're seeing is there's an increased emphasis on awareness, time to understanding what's going on, because now you have pretty aggressive reporting requirements," Rogers says. "So that's driving a lot of behavioral changes in organizations."

GDPR also is leading more organizations to tap orchestration and automation whenever possible, because of the need to more quickly respond to an ever-increasing volume of incidents while tackling the ongoing challenges of hiring sufficient numbers of skilled personnel to staff information security teams, Rogers says.

In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Rogers discusses:

  • Faster response to breaches or suspected breaches;
  • The automation and orchestration imperative;
  • How breach notification requirements, including GDPR, will increasingly impact organizations' approach to privacy and breach response.

Rogers is vice president of engineering at IBM Resilient. He has more than 20 years of software engineering expertise and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he served as director of engineering at EMC Corp., and he was an early employee of a number of startups, including serving as the first vice president of engineering at Authentica, an enterprise digital rights management vendor later acquired by EMC.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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