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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR – Lion or Lamb?

As some of us remember, when the century changed, many thought the world would come to a standstill in transitioning from 1999 to 2000. It didn’t. In fact, things went pretty smoothly.…

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GDPR Compliance

GDPR Compliance? What Are 92 Percent of You Waiting For?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has finally made some organizations sit up and take notice. Obviously, not enough though. According to PwC, 92 percent of US-based companies consider GDPR compliance a top data protection priority, yet only 6 percent are compliance ready.…

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GDPR Compliance

GDPR Isn’t About May 25 – It’s About Forever

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018. Regardless of whether your organization is ready or not, you should be aware that the security and compliance landscape is changing, and that C-level executives at your organization are ultimately responsible.…

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GDPR

Strong Web Presence? Are You GDPR Ready?

Do you have a presence on the web? If so, you had better review your liability for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Do you market to EU countries? They – whoever ‘they’ are – have clarified that generic marketing doesn’t count.…

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GDPR

GDPR – Changing the Way We Do Business?

The impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – an opportunity or a threat? It seems that some organizations are seizing the opportunity it presents, according to a report from Veritas Technologies, provider of cloud-management offerings.…

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GDPR

Some 3,500 Records per Minute Stolen by Cybercriminals

According to security company Gemalto, around 9.2 billion data records have been stolen by cybercriminals since 2013. That doesn’t include the breaches caused internally by end users, which represent a large proportion of all breaches.…

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GDPR - Data Protection

Get Your Head Out of the Clouds – Only You Can Protect Your Data

Interesting article I just read. It seems Kromtech Security Center researchers stumbled upon a FedEx Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket, finding that it contained more than 119,000 scanned documents, including passports, drivers’ licenses, and also Applications for Delivery of Mail Through Agent forms, which contain names, home addresses, phone numbers and ZIP codes.…

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GDPR - Concept Searching

GDPR Notification Versus Remediation

One of the ‘rules’ under GDPR is somewhat of a stickler. Organizations are required to provide detailed information of a data breach within 72 hours. Currently in the US, California has the most stringent law that states 15 days.…

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Data Breaches

If You’re in Healthcare, You’re Probably Used to Data Breaches

The 2016, Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by ID Experts, revealed that data breaches in healthcare are increasing, not decreasing.…

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Security

It’s Not a Matter of If You will Have a Data Breach, but a Matter of When

In late January, MongoDB databases were hacked, 27,000 to be exact. They did not have password protection, nor did they have firewalls. Interestingly, MongoDB is the fourth most popular database, after Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.…

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