Gartner Research

Brazil's Response to NSA Surveillance Could Become a Compliance Model for Other Nations

Published: 20 December 2013

ID: G00259525

Analyst(s): Claudio Neiva

Summary

A national security decree from Brazil's president outlines new rules for the government's data communications and email in response to U.S. NSA surveillance. This research helps government and public foundation CISOs prepare to take immediate actions when normative instructions are published.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Brazil's security decree 8.135/2013 requires government agencies to comply with email and data communication rules, which will force federal CISOs to adjust security technologies and adapt practices for compliance
  • The new requirement to discover and audit all security vulnerabilities and back doors will lead CISOs and their staff to explore changes in their daily operations
  • Once the government-controlled perimeter is secure, attention will shift to email security failures, such as data loss due to misuse or lack of data classification, obligating CISOs to plan for new data loss initiatives

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