Protect personal data of EU citizens and avoid costly fines by maintaining GDPR compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was created to protect EU citizens personal data and applies to any company worldwide that processes, stores or transmits data related to EU citizens. Failure to comply with the numerous GDPR regulations can result in fines, some of which could be very costly. No other compliance body comes close to levying such severe penalties. Companies that have failed to comply with GDPR have been fined as much as €20 million, and fines of €50 thousand or more are not uncommon.

Additionally, GDPR comprises 99 articles, with regulations covering numerous topics. Many of the regulations do not offer detailed, specific explanations on how to achieve compliance. This makes the need for expert advice all the more necessary, as second-guessing what a GDPR regulation means can lead to a very costly surprise.

To help your company meet the GDPR security compliance requirements for protecting EU citizens’ personal information that you hold, our security solutions detect and prevent data breaches and provide continuous real-time monitoring capabilities, identifying any vulnerabilities or errors that might expose that data. We couple this with the most effective ways to respond when attacks do occur.

GDPR requirements


GDPR doesn’t have detailed technical directions like ISO 27001 or PCI DSS, where there is a specific list of controls that a company must adhere to. Instead, GDPR makes your company responsible for maintaining the security best practices for protecting EU citizens’ personal data:


Minimum requirements for holding a data protection level are needed in order to maintain an appropriate data protection level. GDPR requires the organization to regularly test and maintain its security systems.

Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) are important tools for both negating risk and demonstrating GDPR compliance. GDPR requires an organization to have a security architecture that defines proper safeguards and mitigation measures to secure the personal data of EU citizens.
Data protection by design and default requires that the security controls for data protection must be designed before the solution/website/e-commerce platform is implemented.
Data security during processing of personal data requires a process for regular testing, assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness of the measure you have in place to ensure the security of the processing.
Personal data breaches prevention is mandatory for GDPR compliance. Companies must constantly monitor for any abnormal or suspicious behavior to prevent data breaches and be proactive in constantly improving their cybersecurity strategy and policies

How we can help


Cybersecurity attacks continue to increase in both sophistication and in quantity. Prime targets continue to be companies and organizations that hold an individual’s personal information, for cybercriminals can use that information for their own financial gain, sell it to others, or hold the company or an individual ransom. These dangers are why GDPR was created, and why its regulations are so stringent, and the penalties for non-compliance so severe.

HIFENCE cybersecurity services can help your company mitigate dangers to your network, and keep you GDPR-compliant. We’ll first assess your system’s security profile as it relates to GDPR requirements, and then make recommendations for shoring up your system’s vulnerabilities and possible gaps. Then, to keep your system and the EU citizens’ personal data it holds safe from cyber threats, we will provide cybersecurity solutions and technical controls, including 24/7 monitoring, threat detection and response, vulnerability and penetration testing, among other advanced safeguards. So no matter how complex or challenging GDPR requirements are, you’ll be in full compliance with every one of them.


Identify and correct security risks and vulnerabilities

Security Architecture Services
To ensure that a network’s confidentiality, continuity and integrity are protected and fully GDPR-compliant, we help define a holistic view of the company’s security strategy and architecture.
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Vulnerability Management
In addition to our vulnerability scans that provide companies with the data needed to make correct security decisions, we also deliver compliance scanning to further ensure GDPR adherence.
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Penetration Testing
HIFFENCE penetration testing team acts like actual hackers seeking an EU citizen’s personal information, enabling us to find where a system and security controls can be breached.
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Protect against cybertheft of an individual’s personal data

Managed Detection and Response (MDR)
HIFENCE MDR delivers full incident management for real-time monitoring and it both identifies security breaches or deviations from GDPR requirements. It also conducts forensics so your response will be rapid and highly effective.
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Managed Firewall
Firewall is your company’s first line of defense, which makes our managed firewall services especially important to companies entrusted with an EU citizen’s personal information. We perform security hardening, and feed our own custom IoCs, to further ensure GDPR articles are followed.
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Prevent personal data disclosure by monitoring user behavior

Managed SIEM
SIEM is effective in monitoring unauthorized, unexpected communication and pinpointing a security searchlight precisely on the data needed for you to make the fastest, smartest decisions. It can play a major role in keeping malicious players from entering the system to steal an individual’s personal information and other data.
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A HIFENCE expert will conduct a quick overview of your network’s cybersecurity and GDPR compliance posture and present actionable roadmaps for achieving the highest level of personal data protection.