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As personally identifiable information (PII) continues to be targeted for exploitation, individuals and organizations are in the cybersecurity game for a long haul. While PII breach can lead to loss of identity and wealth for individuals, businesses might end up losing critical data, intellectual property, or worse, their brand reputation. Although GDPR has emerged to check misuse of personal data, many companies see it as an administrative burden rather than a strategic opportunity. Having experienced the consequences of data breach personally, Didier Barella is on a mission to empower the business world with foolproof security through Semago. As a consulting and management services company in the areas of data privacy and IT corporate governance, Semago guides clients on GDPR legislation and builds intuitive tools that will allow them to use GDPR to their strategic advantage. The company allows companies to build powerful brands by improving their data and network resiliency.
Semago provides a service model that aligns with the unique needs of a company. The services and tools it offers are in accord with the international standards such as GDPR, ISO27000 Series, ISO29000 Series, NIST SP800 and Cobit, among others. GDPR demands each controller and, where applicable, the controller's representative, to maintain a record of processing activities under its responsibility. To that end, Semago has built a data processing registry that records detailed information of the actors involved in the lawful data processing. The register is linked with the company's proprietary risk management tool that helps clients to systematically analyze, identify, and minimize the risks to the PII. “Our data processing registry is the best of its kind which contains complete information on systematic treatment of data. With these insights, companies can easily check if the data complies with the EU laws,” states Barella, Founder of Semago.
Our data processing registry is the best of its kind which contains complete information on systematic treatment of data
Apart from recording the incidents that disrupt an organization’s operational processes, Semago offers INCMAN, an incident management tool that normalizes the disruptions quickly to minimize any negative impact on the business.
Well-governed data leads to accurate business decisions. Semago’s customizable governance tool consistently equips organizations with quality data to protect the integrity of business assets. Moreover, Semago eliminates data exploitation risks by capturing the electronic signature of the individuals trying to access PII.
e-Privacy (ePR) cookie law states that websites need to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on any device, and Semago offers Cookiebots to help companies comply with ePR. “Designed to protect online privacy, Cookiebots make our client’s cookies and online tracking ePR compliant,” mentions Barella. Moreover, Semago has developed a DPIA framework that allows a business to integrate business risk, IT risk, and privacy risk. Its unique tools align with ISO 27002 and ISO 29134 standards.
Semago understands that customers are king today and they dictate the terms in today’s competitive business landscape. With Semago’s security standards compliant tools, industry best practices and consulting, and deep security knowledge, any brand can better focus on delighting their customers. “Our clients can reap maximum benefits in data protection as we listen to their problems every day and keep our GDPR tools up-to-date,” extols Barella.
One of Semago’s clients faced significant difficulties in complying with GDPR, and the firm was lacking in guidance to manage their compliance process. “We educated the firm’s functional teams on GDPR laws and provided them our tools for better data management,” adds Barella. With Semago’ support, the firm had complete control of their data, which improved their image in the market as a ‘security-first brand.’
Moving forward, Semago plans to enhance its existing services and develop more intuitive GDPR tools. The company’s upcoming tool will provide an integrated approach to managing every aspect of business risk, data privacy and security.
Semago have developed a DPIA Framework that allow all Business to integrate the Business Impact Analyst (Business Risk), IT Risk and Privacy Risk required by GDPR. It’s unique tools to assess PII, Business, link to ISO 27002 control using ISO29134 for threat.