How to Protect your Data for GDPR Compliance

GDPR Compliance

How to Protect your Data for GDPR Compliance

The goal for GDPR compliance is to protect your company’s sensitive data from exposure to threats.  Not to mention, if your company is not taking steps to protect the data of your employees and customers, you will be fined for non-compliance.

We want to help protect your company data by leveraging one of our favorite features of Windows 10 in Microsoft 365.  In this blog, I will teach you about the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection feature, including:

  • What it is,

  • How it works, and

  • How it will help your organization become GDPR compliant


What is Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection?

Windows Defender ATP

This is a security service that enables you to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats. Building on the existing security defenses Windows 10 already offers, ATP provides you post-breach protection.

Windows Defender ATP helps your company:

  • Detect threats that make it past other defenses in the case of a data breach,

  • Provide you with information to investigate the breach across endpoints, and

  • Offer you response recommendations.

Although ATP wasn’t only built with the intention of post-breach response, it was also designed to provide preventative protection. Also by using analytics, ATP offers integrated defenses that coordinate and act as a single defensive grid that is more intelligent and simpler for you to manage.

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How does Windows Defender ATP work?


Microsoft Windows Defender ATP provides you advanced detection, investigation, and response capabilities. Windows Defender ATP is powered by a combination of Windows behavioral sensors, cloud-based security analytics, and threat intelligence.

Furthermore, this feature provides visibility into your company’s security posture with a security analytics view that helps shed light on vulnerable areas.

With Defender ATP you can:

  • Monitor overall endpoint security health

  • Quickly identify weak spots in your network

  • Understand the scope and nature of a potential breach

  • Take necessary resolution actions

Additionally, this product also helps you identify vulnerable areas in your environment by providing a protection score across a wide set of security technologies. You can submit files for deep analysis and receive the results without leaving the Windows Defender ATP portal.

How does this help with GDPR Compliance?

Windows Defender ATP is all about preventing, detecting, and responding to data breaches quickly. Why is response important? You can respond to compromises by containing the incident and remediating infected endpoints. This means reducing/preventing further damage to your business. That is, after all, the general basis of GDPR compliance.

By doing this in the event of a data breach within your company, you can quickly remediate any situation. This helps mitigate the damage of any threat to your company data.  It also helps you to comply with GDPR’s requirement to report data breaches within 72 hours of occurrence.

If you’d like more information on this product, including steps and demos on how to implement it you can subscribe to our courses. We also have full courses guiding you through the details of GDPR and how you can become GDPR compliant.


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