No Silver Bullet for GDPR Compliance

Raef Meeuwisse CISM, CISA, Author of Cybersecurity for Beginners

One of my all-time favorite scenes in the Simpsons is when ‘Dr’ Nick Riviera is having his medical judgment called into question. Instead of proving his own credentials, he casts criticism on everyone else in the room and finishes with – “So you’re not a doctor, he’s not a doctor – in fact, the closest thing to a doctor in this room is me.”

Welcome to GDPR (aka, the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation). Everyone is concerned about it because it includes potentially huge financial penalties – and ignorance will be no defense. Everyone has an opinion, but in truth there is no single certification or qualification that can inform any enterprise on both what the GDPR regulation requires and how to re-engineer organizations to efficiently meet those demands.

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