Atos and Marsh join forces to help companies anticipate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
January 25, 2017
Paris, Lille 25 January 2017 – Atos, a leader in digital transformation, and Marsh, one of the world leaders in insurance brokerage and business risk management consulting, are extending their partnership and offering an end-to-end solution to support their customers in the coming years with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Coming into force from May 2018 with the aim of strengthening and unifying data protection for individuals within the European Union, the GDPR will have a structural impact on the security of IT systems and the management of cyber risks, causing a fundamental shift in how personal data is managed throughout its lifecycle.
Data protection officers and IT security managers will be able to make use of the combined services and expertise of Atos and Marsh to:
- Carry out a risk and impact assessment, enabling them to plan and implement the necessary measures to reduce the impact of potential damage linked to the protection of personal data
- Implement the new “security by default” rule which requires all organisations to have a secure IT system
- Revise procedures for managing personal data so as to adapt them to the new regulations and support them with concrete measures to strengthen protection.
“The protection of personal data is a major goal for Atos,” says Chris Moret, Vice President Cybersecurity at Atos. “Together with Marsh, we have put in place an end-to-end concept to support companies in identifying the risks linked to the protection of this data, and in implementing technological control mechanisms for the related risks. Our cybersecurity products, marketed under our Bull brand, are focused on securing sensitive data and managing their access to the nth degree. What is more, our SOC (Security operations centres) are mobilised 24/7 to neutralise any suspicious activity in relation to this data.”
“The GDPR has amplified the cyber risk of companies and made it increasingly necessary to consider insurance to be one of the tools available to companies to finance the impacts of cyber risks,” adds Luc Vignancour, Cyber & Crime Practice Leader at Marsh.
Atos and Marsh are attending the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) 2017, at stand A22. Their experts are available to discuss all the issues surrounding the protection of personal data.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Marsh helps clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. Marsh’s approximately 30,000 colleagues work together to serve clients in more than 130 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people. With 60,000 colleagues worldwide and annual revenue of approximately US$13 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer, a leader in talent, health, retirement, and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting.
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