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Is Your Financial Director Influencing Cybersecurity?

If not, they should be. Actually, I think the Chief Financial Officer should be on top of cybersecurity. You may regard this as more people to muddy the already cloudy waters, and consider financial input intrusive.…

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California Privacy Act

How Much Is the California Privacy Act Going to Cost You?

Interesting topic. From reports in the press, we haven’t even put General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to bed yet. If you are unfamiliar with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), you may like to read our previous blog that offers an overview of CCPA.…

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California Privacy Act

That Doesn’t Apply to Us – California Privacy Act

The US has been somewhat lax, or too afraid of big business, to address consumer data privacy, or lack thereof. I have always thought people from California were, well, not like us, if you know what I mean.…

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Data Vulnerabilities - Concept Searching

Beset by Data Vulnerabilities? Look in the Mirror

The average cost of a global data breach is $3.86 million, and in the US this swells to $7.91 million per breach, according to the Ponemon/IBM cybersecurity study released in July 2018.…

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GDPR - Concept Searching

Stop or Full Speed Ahead – GDPR Again

The other day, someone said to me that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was over. He felt that the ‘pitiful’ fines applied by inspectors weren’t going to encourage anyone to become compliant.…

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GDPR - Concept Searching

Do You Know Where Your Data Is? Probably Not

Not to give away my age, but do you remember the nursery rhyme, ‘Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone? Oh where, oh where can he be?’ Well, if we apply this to organizations’ data, most have no idea where their data is.…

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GDPR - Data Breaches

Prison for Execs for Data Breaches – Gotta Love It!

I love this bill. According to an article in Security Week, Democrat Senator Ron Wyden released a draft bill named the Consumer Data Protection Act of 2018. It aims to give consumers control over their data, including how it’s sold or shared, and gives the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the power to issue fines and other penalties.…

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Data Breach - Concept Searching

Hush, Hush, We Had a Data Breach – Let’s Not Tell Anyone

I am eagerly awaiting the impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the requirement to comply with data breach notification. That should be a good one. Have you ever noticed that companies, particularly US ones, initially claim they don’t know they had a data breach, sometimes for months?…

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Discovery, Risk, Insight

Let’s Just Not Tell Anyone Billions of User Records Were Hacked

Poor Yahoo, now Altaba. It was recently fined a whopping $35 million dollars by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for sitting on its massive data breach for two years. In case you don’t recall the details, dastardly Russian cyberhackers managed to obtain the entire Yahoo database, which contained billions of usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, passwords, and security questions.…

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POPI Act and GDPR

The POPI Act – When Exactly Is the US Going to Jump on the Bandwagon?

The date of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is now very near. Add to that the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), which will apply to all South African institutions or legally recognized organizations.…

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