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WDYT? Is the Digital Strip Search Going Too Far?

In New Zealand there is a zest for security. In the past, customs required travelers to provide any electronic devices for search purposes. What they neglected to incorporate into the law was that travelers were required to provide a password, digital fingerprint, or personal identification number (PIN).…

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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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Healthcare Organization Risk Analysis - Concept Searching

Have You Completed a Risk Analysis? You’d Better, If You Are a Healthcare Organization

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), healthcare organizations must provide a completed risk analysis. According to the OCR, “Conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information held by the [organization].…

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Privacy

GDPR Readiness – You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me

I am all for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It has brought the protection of privacy information to the attention of CIOs all over the world. News reports about organizations struggling to comply are disturbing.…

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Email Security and Risk - Concept Searching

Email Security and Risk

Supposedly, more than 90 percent of cyberattacks start with email. Using my somewhat faulty logic, if you could protect privacy and sensitive information, prevent compliance violations from being created and shared within emails and attachments, guard the information in real time, and train your users to question what they are opening, then cyberattacks should be reduced and you have an extra layer of protection for your data.…

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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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Data Privacy

We Are a Commodity. Happy Data Privacy Day on January 28?

I have had my personal digital information compromised more times than I would like – I hope the person who purchased the Dyson vacuum on my checking account is enjoying it, the beer my husband and I shared at Whole Foods maybe wasn’t worth the cost, and the handing over of all my personal health information in the emergency room to the wrong person, to name but a few.…

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Cloud Services – You own it – you protect it!

Data privacy exposures happen all the time. Most go unreported. Data, either stored in the cloud or within your four walls is your responsibility. Most cloud vendors and cloud application vendors will provide some level of protecting your data, but for the most part you are on your own.…

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Pocket Change – Who pays the costs for a data breach in the Cloud?

Cloud computing is being aggressively marketed by major vendors such as Microsoft, Google, and Amazon as a solution with significant benefits. Although there are many benefits there are also inherent risks such as a lack of regulations, standards, and data security.…

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Oops – How Did That Get on a Public Website?

Despite the fact that billions of dollars are budgeted each year by the Federal Government for Information Technology programs that identify security procedures, data shows that internal data breaches continue to occur an alarming rate (Davis & Waxman, 2006).…

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