Protecting personal data against unauthorised access and ensuring GDPR compliance was a key requirement for DAV in the process of upgrading IT security. The process was supported by the Munich-based IT systems house microCat, a certified Logpoint partner and a long-term service provider to DAV with extensive knowledge of the IT security infrastructure in the organization.
“DAV handles more than one million membership data sets and has to manage numerous IT systems, which are accessed by more than 150 full-time employees and numerous voluntary staff every single day. Following a comprehensive security analysis, we concluded that the only way to deliver on DAV requirements was a SIEM solution”, says Markus Stinner, the CEO of microCat.
Preparations for upgrade in IT security were launched years before the GDPR regulations formally came into effect in 2018.
“We realized, that we needed a solution that would both meet our high security standards as well as the GDPR requirements. That is why we reached out to the team at microCat at a very early stage. When they introduced us to Logpoint during the Proof-of-Concept, we were particularly surprised by the flexibility of the solution and the wide range of possibilities in the Logpoint dashboard”, says IT manager Klaus Vogler at DAV headquarters in Munich.
Shortly after the Proof-of-Concept, the Logpoint SIEM was operating, collecting and analysing data from 25 different log sources.