One-Third of US-based SMBs are not ready for the EU's GDPR

Security Manual now includes a GDPR Compliance Checklist to accelerate compliance with the new EU requirements

Data Protection - GPDRPark City – UT– – One-Third of US-based SMBs are not ready for the EU's GDPR - Janco Associates has just released Version 12.2 of its Security Manual Template. Included with this release is a GDPR Compliance Checklist. The CEO of Janco, Mr. M. Victor Janulaitis said, “We have reviewed the compliance plans of over 200 SMB enterprises and have found that 34% of the companies are not ready to meet the EU's GDPR requirement.  Most say they the GDPR requirements are very complex, not enough resources have been allocated, and the many of the skills required to implement GDPR are in short supply. In any case, most feel they will comply by the latter half of 2018.  Well after the compliance deadline.”

Janulaitis said, “Our clients, who have had a chance to review this version of the Security Manual Template have told Janco that the compliance checklist is a must have tool.  Even for those companies that feel they comply, this is a great auditing tool can be put to work right away”.  He added, a full job description for a Data Protection Officer (DPO) is in included with the premium edition of the Security Manual Template."

The current version of the Security Manual in addition to the GDPR checklist includes two new chapters. The first is SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) which includes BEST PRACTICES and KPI METRICS for SIEM. One addition is a chapter on Identity Protection and what enterprises need to do to protect their users. This goes hand-in-hand with the new GDPR requirement.

The CEO added, “We continue to update the Security Manual Template in concert with major firms around the globe to help them manage and protect their data assets. Over the past several years we have updated the template to meet the needs of organizations of every size. With all the checklists, policies, and electronic forms it is a must-have tool for every organization.”  In addition, he said, "This is the fourth of our infrastructure products that are now available as eReader (.ePub) electronic documents.  The other three (3) are IT Job Descriptions HandiGuide, Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template, and the Safety program. 

All of Janco’s products are delivered electronically in formats that are easily customizable by the user. Janulaitis said, “We have clients in over 100 countries that rely on our leading-edge products. We will continue to be at the forefront of infrastructure management as that is the strength of Janco. Over 1,200 companies have already selected Janco’s  Security Manual Template as the basis of shoring up their security infrastructure.”

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Janco is an international consulting firm that follows issues that concern CIOs and CFOs. The firm publishes a series of IT and business Infrastructure HandiGuides® and Templates including IT Infrastructure Policies and Procedures, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Template, Security Template, IT Job Descriptions, and its semi-annual IT Salary Survey.