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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the most significant change to European data protection laws in over 22 years. Aimed at simplifying the regulatory environment for international businesses operating in the European Union or interacting with personal data of EU residents and citizens, the GDPR has been designed to create a unifying framework for the management of information and personal data within the EU.
As the GDPR is aimed toward protecting personal data of European citizens or residents, the GDPR focuses on having the correct governance, policies and practices, as well as intrusion detection, system monitoring, and reporting procedures in place.
GDPR Assurance Program
Columbia Advisory Group’s GDPR Assurance program provides organizations a consolidated way to manage all GDPR requirements. Our experienced professionals use state-of-the-art data security software combined with data management solutions to search and index existing systems for all personally identifiable information. This allows for discovery, classification, and protection of sensitive data directly at the source.
GDPR Program Assurance
As certified cybersecurity & compliance experts (CISSP, CIA, CISA, CEH, PMP, etc.), GDPR implementation is one of our focuses. Columbia Advisory Group continuously implements GDPR controls for organizations throughout the year and helps them maintain compliance moving forward.
GDPR Readiness Assessment: A GDPR Readiness Assessment consists of an evaluation an organization’s readiness in terms of GDPR compliance by identifying which data falls into the scope of the GDPR, assessing the current state of the organization’s security practices, identifying potential gaps and shortcomings, and providing a roadmap toward GDPR compliance.
GDPR Policy & Controls Development: Columbia Advisory Group creates a unique set of policies and controls that help your organization become GDPR compliant. The policies and controls reflect the data that falls under the scope of GDPR and provide a structured approach to managing data security that complies both with the GDPR and industry-specific regulations that need to be taken into account (i.e. healthcare, banking, etc.).
Data Protection Impact Assessment: Columbia Advisory Group will help manage risks to personal information. CAG can help create the DPIA process and assist companies and organizations in undertaking regular DPIAs when new projects or third parties become subject to the GDPR.
Fractional Data Privacy Officer (DPO): Columbia Advisory Group will designate a data protection officer (DPO) with expert knowledge of data protection law and practices to monitor compliance, act as an advisor on data protection obligations, and represent the organization as the point of contact for data subjects and relevant supervisory authorities.
Columbia Advisory Group’s compliance portal helps streamline continuous compliance and security control effectiveness tracking for organizations before, during, and after assessments.
More than Compliance Readiness
Columbia Advisory Group’s managed compliance services will not only take you through the compliance readiness process but also ensures your organizations abides by regulatory requirements, certification bodies in preparation for third-party audits against security standards and cyber-insurance renewals.
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Over 100 years of combined experience
Assessments conducted: 350+
Managed services engagements: 100+
Columbia Advisory group delivers unified security & compliance reporting that allows your business to track its readiness against any security or risk-based standard in real time.
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