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Kai Grunwitz is Senior Vice President EMEA NTT Security. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Central Europe and Senior Vice President of DACH. Mr. Grunwitz's previous role in NTT Com Security was Director of Professional Services, Central Europe. He has almost 20 years experience in various executive positions in the IT industry. Before joining NTT Com Security, he served as Vice President of Oracle Consulting.

May 2018 Is Just The Beginning Not The End When It Comes To GDPR

On 25th May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, after years of planning. But in reality, this date represents just the start of a long compliance journey for many. Awareness of the regulation has certainly risen, but not enough so that organisations know what they’re doing. Far too many still incorrectly assume that investing in a few security technologies will do the trick. They believe regulatory fines are something that will happen to other firms, not theirs. In short, it could take as long as five years before we see high levels of true GDPR compliance. Until then, it could be a rocky road for many if they don’t focus now on the basics of documentation and process. There’s still a prevailing attitude in many boardrooms that breaches and subseque...