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In London, the National Theatre is using its cloud as a centrally-managed solution for cyber security wherever users and data are.

The South Bank theatre has 30 productions and 3,000 performances a year. Its IT focus is on protecting users and meeting the upcoming GDPR (general data protection regulation) law in 2018. The National Theatre sought early signs of data incidents and warning that data may have been compromised, maliciously or accidentally. Forcepoint says that its Web Security Cloud solutions helped the National’s IT staff better understand user behaviour and motivations to protect data, while ensuring employees could do their job without interruption.

George Tunnicliffe, Head of IT Operations, The National Theatre said: “The GDPR impacts our entire security portfolio so it’s crucial that we are in good position when it rolls out next year. With Forcepoint as the cloud security platform, our strategy is to take into consideration employee behaviour as well as technology that protects our end-users, our IT department, and our actual business and data.”

As for Europe-wide GDPR new rules on guarding sensitive data. Tunnicliffe’s team has put the relevant people, processes and technology in place to continually deal with this new regulatory requirement.

The National Theatre replaced its legacy products with Forcepoint Web Security Cloud for threat identification and user behavioural analysis.

Neil Thacker, deputy chief information security officer, Forcepoint, said: “Many of our customers like the National Theatre are faced with security challenges that cannot be solved solely with technology. People, both end-users and employees, pose a challenge and an opportunity for organisations to properly manage their critical data and IP. Understanding the relationships between the behaviour and motivations of employees and their data is becoming a strategic requirement for a contemporary security plan.”

For the full case study visit the Forcepoint website.


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