Everton FC boosts club defences for GDPR compliance

EvertonEverton FC may have brought Wayne Rooney back to shore up the team but it is also taking a tougher stance off the pitch by installing a cloud security platform to better protect its data, before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.
The platform will apply to all staff, both on premise and working remotely, and will provide the club with visibility into what data is being stored and shared in the cloud, as well as insight into the activities occurring within those cloud services.
The club claims that this will enable it to demonstrate best business practice by not only proactively protecting confidential data while enabling the club’s cloud-first strategy, but also ensuring compliance with the GDPR.
Everton FC uses cloud services to store highly sensitive and confidential information, from contract negotiations and players’ medical data to personal details belonging to the club’s global fan base.
Following a detailed cloud-risk assessment, Everton FC selected Netskope’s cloud security platform.
The aim is to give security professionals greater insight into how the cloud applications are being used, protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and to more quickly respond to incidents.
Everton FC ICT manager Phil Davies said: “Data security is a key priority for the club. Information on players and their contracts is a vital asset for us and fans also entrust us with their data, including personally identifiable information. We take this responsibility seriously so we’re keen to provide employees with the right tools to boost productivity without compromising on security.”

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