How Are You Protecting Against a Data Breach? Oh, You’re Not

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How Are You Protecting Against a Data Breach? Oh, You’re Not

Just so you can get on board with what’s going on in my small technology world, I have been doing some research on the impending day of doom – May 25th, 2018. For those of you who don’t know, this is the day the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect.

Earth shattering, I doubt it. Disconcerting for many, yes. The basics are pretty easy to understand – protect individual privacy information and if you don’t, you pay, and pay steeply. But let’s dig a little deeper.

It seems that many organizations are claiming, at least internally, that there is no software or technology to address this challenge. My first question is, how are these organizations equipped to ward off a data breach? I guess they are not.

My next question is, what are organizations doing to protect personally identifiable information? My only assumption is that the answer is, nothing really. No wonder data breaches are booming business. Somebody forgot to lock the store.

You would have to be living in a paper bag not to recognize issues surrounding personally identifiable information, protected health information, and payment card industry data security standards.

It’s always been somewhat shocking to me that organizations are sometimes clueless in their awareness of a data breach occurring on their watch. Like, you didn’t notice something unusual? Only months later it makes the news, if ever that is.

Please assure me that your organization does address, or is at least trying to address, the issue of protecting personal data. It would just make me feel better. If you are not, take a look at how we can help. Thanks.

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