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If It’s Broken, Then Fix It. Can We Use Some Common Sense?

I think you may be aware by now that ‘negligent users’ are very often responsible for data security breaches. Other reasons for breaches are the lack of a security culture, users sharing passwords, and malicious insiders.…

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That’s Our Data? Oh

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is turning out to be a good wake-up call for many organizations. Specifically, for those who find it challenging to understand what data they do have.…

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GDPR - Protecting against Data Breaches

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.…

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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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Data Security

So You Think You’re Safe? Maybe ‘Strike Three, You’re Out’ is More Appropriate.

Businesses are making some poor decisions regarding security. The question asked in the article ‘Dangerous Assumptions that Put Enterprises at Risk’, by Kacy Zurkus, stacks up the evidence that many companies are confident in their security but shouldn’t be.…

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Data Protection

Now Hiring – Data Protection Officer Experience Not Necessary

There is starting to be much ballyhoo about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the potential impact, when it becomes mandatory on May 25th, 2018.

How, I am beginning to wonder, are organizations protecting personally identifiable information (PII) right now?…

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GDPR Compliance

If You Are Not GDPR Compliant, You Are Not Alone

I think the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) is great. Wish we would do something like that in the US.

According to a survey, Veritas Technologies found that 86 percent of organizations worldwide are concerned about a failure to comply.…

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Cyber Security

Are You Quite Sure Lightning Won’t Strike the Same Place Twice?

Organizations can no longer assume they won’t have a cyber security breach. Some pundits state that it is only a matter of when, not if.

The ramifications of a breach can range from internal and minor to external and catastrophic brand damage.…

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Data Breaches

Concerned More About Money Than Security? Guess So.

I saw a graphic the other day that illustrated the 2017 budget for cyberattack victims, which I thought I would share.

Data Breaches

What surprises me is that breaches across industries are continually escalating.…

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cyber attack - How Much is Your Share Value? It Just Went Down if You Had a Cyberattack

How Much is Your Share Value? It Just Went Down if You Had a Cyberattack

If you have publicly traded stock and have had a cybersecurity breach, the price of your shares has dropped – permanently. Did you know that?

For the report ‘The Cyber Value-Connection’, CGI worked with Oxford Economics to create a model that is claimed to have captured the damage done to share prices by a cyberattack.…

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