The GDPR Auditor Checklist gives you a high-level overview of how well the organisation complies with the GDPR provisions. The checklist details specific compliance items, their status, and helpful references. Use the checklist to quickly identify potential issues to be remediated in order to achieve compliance.
The ISO 27001 Auditor Checklist gives you a high-level overview of how well the organisation complies with ISO 27001-2013. The checklist details specific compliance items, their status, and helpful references. Use the checklist to quickly identify potential issues to be re-mediated in order to achieve compliance.
One of the first requirements is to have a set of policies and procedures used to implement Personal Data security and compliance with GDPR. Some organisations don’t have a set of data protection policies – or at least one that conforms to GDPR provisions. The service provides an “out of the box” version of policies and procedures for GDPR for use by those organisations.
Guidance suggests that compliance with ISO 27001 can be used as a means to demonstrate technical compliance with the information security aspects of GDPR. The service provides an “out of the box” version of policies and procedures for ISO 27001 for use by your organisation. These work in tandem with our GDPR P&P.
Based on the findings in the GDPR Compliance Assessment, the organisation must create a Risk Treatment Plan with tasks required to minimize, avoid, or respond to risks. Beyond gathering information, the GDPR Compliance Service provides a risk-scoring matrix that an organisation can use to prioritise risks and appropriately allocate money and resources and ensure that issues identified are issues solved. The Risk Treatment plan defines the strategies and tactics the organisation will use to address its risks.
The Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is the foundation for the entire GDPR compliance and IT security program. The DPIA identifies what protections are in place and where there is a need for more. The Risk Analysis results in a list of items that must be remediated to ensure the security and confidentiality of Personal Data at rest and/or during its transmission.
Compiles compliance information from both automated scans, augmented data, and questionnaires. Gathers evidence into one document to back up the Auditor Checklists with real data.
This worksheet allows you to document business justifications for all of the allowed external ports, the protocol configured to use a specific port, and the documentation of any insecure configurations implemented and in use for a given protocol.
The User Access Worksheet is used to augment the user data that was collected during the internal network scan. Complete the worksheet to provide the additional information requested.
The Asset Inventory Worksheet is used to augment the asset data that was collected during the internal network scan. Details include the asset owner, acceptable use, environment, backup agent status, as well as device and sensitive information classification. The Sensitive Information Classification is used to determine the risk to the organisation in the event of a security incident where the asset’s information is compromised.
The GDPR Compliance Questionnaire will collect information about the network and environment that cannot be discovered through automated scans. This includes information about the Data Protection Officer, principles relating to processing of personal data, privacy policies, and third-party information processors.
Guidance suggests that compliance with ISO 27001 can be used as a means to demonstrate technical compliance with information security aspects of GDPR. This questionnaire will collect information required to demonstrate ISO 27001 compliance that cannot be discovered through automated scans.
Assess the physical security and the workplace environment as it relates to information security. The worksheet will guide you through your assessment of the physical security. It is best done on-site as it requires identifying risk that may currently exist in the client’s environment outside the computer network itself.
Understanding where you have Personal Data is an important component of GPDR compliance. The Personal Data Scan System Selection Worksheet allows you to specify which systems are scanned for Personal Data during the assessment process. A comprehensive scan should be performed regularly to help identify and document all potential locations for Personal Data, as defined by GDPR.
During the Personal Data scan performed by the GDPR Compliance Service, suspected Personal Data may be detected in files stored on network and stand-alone computers. The Personal Data Validation Worksheet report presents a record of which computer files were verified by a participant in the GDPR assessment process as containing actual instances of Personal Data.
Detailed report showing security holes and warnings, informational items including CVSS scores as scanned from outside the target network. External vulnerabilities could allow a malicious attacker access to the internal network.
Detailed report showing security holes and warnings, informational items including CVSS scores as scanned from inside the target network. Closing internal vulnerabilities helps prevent external attackers, once inside a network, and internal users from exploiting weaknesses typically protected by external firewalls.
You should make sure that decision makers and key people in your organisation are aware that the law is changing to the GDPR. They need to appreciate the impact this is likely to have.
You should document what personal data you hold, where it came from and whom you share it with. You may need to organise an information audit.
You should review your current privacy notices and put a plan in place for making any necessary changes in time for GDPR implementation.
You should check your procedures to ensure they cover all the rights individuals have, including how you would delete personal data, ensure it is accurate or provide data electronically and in a commonly used format.
You should update your procedures and plan how you will handle requests within the new timescales and provide any additional information.
You should identify the lawful basis for your processing activity in the GDPR, document it and update your privacy notice to explain it.
You should review how you seek, record and manage consent and whether you need to make any changes. Refresh existing consents now if they don’t meet the GDPR standard.
You should start thinking now about whether you need to put systems in place to verify individuals’ ages and to obtain parental or guardian consent for any data processing activity.
You should make sure you have the right procedures in place to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach
You should familiarise yourself now with the ICO’s code of practice on Privacy Impact Assessments as well as the latest guidance from the Article 29 Working Party, and work out how and when to implement them in your organisation.
You should designate someone to take responsibility for data protection compliance and assess where this role will sit within your organisation’s structure and governance arrangements. You should consider whether you are required to formally designate a Data Protection Officer.
If your organisation operates in more than one EU member state (ie you carry out cross-border processing), you should determine your lead data protection supervisory authority. Article 29 Working Party guidelines will help you do this.