HelpSystems released its ‘Cybersecurity Guide: Achieving Compliance with India’s Personal Data Protection Bill’ that examines the evolving risks and data privacy landscape in India, particularly in light of changes in working patterns brought about by COVID-19. The guide lays out the key steps to help organizations in India sensibly adopt a better data protection posture and build a firm foundation towards onward compliance with India’s Personal Data Protection Bill.
As cyber risk intensifies around the world, regulatory authorities have started looking at privacy and data protection frameworks more seriously. The draft India Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill includes requirements for notice and prior consent for the use of individual data, limitations on the purposes for which data can be processed by companies, and restrictions to ensure that only data necessary for providing a service to the individual in question is collected.
The HelpSystems’ Cybersecurity Guide outlines why data classification is a robust starting point and how organizations can go about detecting and preventing leaks, as well as securing and protecting sensitive data that is shared both inside and outside the organization with solutions such as data loss prevention (DLP), digital rights management (DRM), and managed file transfer (MFT).
Mahesh Shanmugasundaram, Regional Director of South Asia, HelpSystems, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has irrevocably altered the way businesses operate, crystallizing the link between robust and secure IT infrastructure and business continuity. Today, every investment an organization makes in cybersecurity has to be about protecting data to improve security performance and boost its ability to demonstrate compliance in this increasingly regulated environment. Organizations must therefore put in place a robust data security strategy that centers on people, processes, and technology to prevent malicious cyber-attacks, accidental loss, or the deletion of any confidential data.”
“With our latest cybersecurity guide, we want to encourage organizations in India to stop perceiving data protection and compliance as an expense, but see it instead as a positive competitive differentiator,” said Shanmugasundaram.