The arrival of the LGPD caused a stir in the corporate world. Companies in all sectors, suddenly, found themselves in the need to allocate their investments in data protection. Now, this matter is a reality and the LGPD is here to stay. Aligning with the new Information Security guidelines is an obligation of companies, which are now looking for solutions that facilitate this conformity process.

For companies that develop applications, this journey tends to be even more arduous. After all, its entire core business falls on digital platforms. For several of them, data is essential in the construction of their products. So how do you ensure maximum security?

This is what enables bugScout®, an On-Premises platform or the complete Cloud to promote application security.

In this article, you will understand how bugScout® can help your business align with LGPD guidelines, providing greater security for your entire operation.

Understand what LGPD is

Before diving into the solution, it is worth remembering what the General Data Protection Law – LGPD is all about.

A few years ago, cases of theft or hijacking of data in large companies increased exponentially. Not least, the numbers of these occurrences have always frightened: Uber suffered a data hijacking of almost 60 million of its customers, for example.

It was there that governments decided to act.

First, in the name of the privacy of the injured users, who had illegally leaked personal and sensitive information. Second, just to “raise the bar” with regard to information security legislation.

Following the example of European legislation and its GDPR, the Brazilian government created the LGPD (Law No. 13,709 / 18). The new law aims to protect people’s data by establishing stricter rules for companies that capture, store and manipulate that information.

From its establishment, the person holding the data must give his consent on the capture of his information. As well as, you must be informed for what purpose your data is being collected and you will have full control over it, being able to request it for viewing or even ask for its exclusion from the company’s database.

In addition, organizations should review and update their processes, contracts and documents, such as the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Originally, the LGPD would take effect in February 2020. However, there is a bill in progress in the Chamber requesting the extension of this period by 2 years.

Data security and LGPD: understand the relationship

The basis of LGPD is Information Security, with a special focus on data. In the last decade, they were the protagonists of the corporate organization chart, in order to influence all strategic planning of a business.

That is why they are so valuable – something that hackers and criminals know.

So if, on the one hand, the relevance of information has grown for companies, on the other, they have started to be more targeted by people and groups behind criminal and malicious acts.

To give you an idea, according to The Global Risks Report of 2018, commissioned by the World Economic Forum, cyber crimes will cost companies $8 trillion by 2023.

In addition, such cases can target companies – but also data owners, customers. In many systems, in addition to passwords and logins, companies maintain information such as addresses or even bank details.

Therefore, the corporate world has the responsibility to redouble its attention. This leads to the search for appropriate solutions for your business, which adapt it to the new Safety guidelines and make your productive routine light and safe.

bugScout®: a powerful ally for your company to comply with the LGPD

For application development companies, LGPD is an even more serious issue. Why? Well, for starters: 90% of cybersecurity incidents are born out of software vulnerabilities.

These are the loopholes that hackers and their malicious programs seek. Entry doors to invade a person’s computer or invade a company’s system, thus beginning their action of theft or destruction of data and files.

bugScout® is an architected solution to avoid precisely these software gaps.

Specific for development companies, the platform promotes the security of your application data by performing an extensive and in-depth vulnerability analysis process.

bugScout® acts directly on your source code, searching through loopholes in up to 35 different programming languages. This process can be conducted in two ways:

  • Static: The source code is checked against international security standards and protocols. This process captures about 94% of the vulnerabilities.
  • Dynamic: A software “stress” operation is carried out, seeking to reveal vulnerabilities hidden in the source code.

The vulnerabilities are identified according to their level of severity. In a report issued by the platform, companies can identify each one, as well as how many hours of work it will require for each correction to be made.

The speed of the process is one of the reasons why bugScout® is perfect for all development companies, from the largest to the smallest. During an analysis, the reading power of a source code can reach 90 thousand lines per minute.

One thing is certain: for companies looking to comply with LGPD, the alternative is to invest in what works There is no space for betting – not when it comes to Information Security and your customers’ data.

To run the risk of losing them due to some vulnerability of your applications is to be colluding losses – which, according to the new law, can reach fines of R$ 50 million.

In addition to protection, what your company should look for is organization – pillars of bugScout®.

The platform operates in a personalized way with its tools and its productive development routine, integrating and composing its ecosystem of solutions.

With bugScout®, your company takes a firm step towards a future of protected data and an armored production process against internal threats that affect both your business (and your products) and your customers.

Find out more about bugScout® and understand how the platform can assist in your race to comply with LGPD guidelines. Visit our website!