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Shift Security to the Left to Ensure GDPR Compliance...and Better Code

Sarah Cantu on March 13, 2018

GDPR is being heralded as the biggest change to data protection law in decades. Its purpose is to protect the data of European citizens. This means the new law will impact not just companies in the EU, but any companies handling the data of EU citizens.

While the implications of GDPR ultimately mean strengthened security of citizen data, its terms are nothing to scoff at. Apart from having lengthy, complex articles, GDPR's terms only give teams 72 hours to report breaches. Companies who fail to comply with GDPR face the potential for $25 million in fees or more. GDPR goes into effect May 25th, 2018 and will require a holistic strategy and planning from affected organizations.

To do our part to ensure our community is sufficiently prepared, we’ve partnered with HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform, to bring you a guide to ensure your security strategy has you covered as early as possible in the software development lifecycle.

In the guide, you’ll find a checklist of articles in the GDPR we advise you to pay special attention to, things to consider as you analyze your company’s preparedness for GDPR, and expert insight on what to do when a vulnerability is discovered, as well as some resources to review for additional help.

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If you’d like to speak to somebody about how you can leverage your source code management tool to help you prepare for GDPR, give us a call at 1-800-405-4408.