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Data Protection Focus In 2018

According to Alfresco, a provider of open source enterprise content management and process automation, a list of its top 5 predictions for enterprises in 2018 shows how vulnerable corporations are to cyber-attacks. But, says the report, it will also be the year that corporations take notice of their systems, and how they store and keep data safe.

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Top 5 Predictions For 2018 As Shown In A Recently Released Alfresco Report:

 Data Breaches Will Increase in Frequency and Scope in 2018.

  • The reality is that we can expect data breaches to only increase in frequency and scope in 2018

 Making the Cloud More Secure Will Continue to Be a Top Priority.

  • Collaboration between nimble private companies and the Blue Chip tech players on how to make the cloud more secure, including an increased focus on hybrid clouds, multi-cloud management and a modern container-based approach will become the rule instead of the exception

 Watch for the Rise of the Chief Security Officer.

  • As more enterprises take security seriously, we will see the rise of the Chief Security Officer or Chief Information Security Officer added to the C-suite

 Consumers and Governments Are Likely to Clash on Consumer Protection Issues.

  • In the U.S., while consumers may favor strong privacy regulations, the current administration and Congress do not appear to be on the same page

 Many Enterprises Will Scramble to Become GDPR(General Data Protection Regulation)  Compliant at the Final Hour, While Some States Adopt Their Own GDPR-like Regulations. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect mid-year and it’s likely to have a ripple effect around the world, says the report.

  • Starting on May 25, 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be the global law of the land
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