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Security - Concept Searching

Does Anybody Care What Time It Is? Threat Latency

I sometimes wonder if we have become inured to security breaches, they are becoming so commonplace. For large corporations, the millions spent on remediation appears to be only a drop in the bucket, and we have all seen that some of their ‘ethics’ are, at times, questionable.…

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Solving Data Breach Problems

Insider Versus Outsider – Where Is the Real Threat? How One Company Solved its Data Breach Problem

Human activity can be risky. IT administrators may get bogged down with trivial items, become complacent, and adopt an ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ attitude.…

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Data Breaches and Classification Solution - Concept Searching

Here We Go Again – Whistleblower or Cybercriminal?

Just the other day, Tesla got hacked by one of its now ex-employees, who did quite a bit of damage – stealing gigabytes of data and regularly, supposedly, exporting data and selling it to third parties.…

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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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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: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, and Depression – Take Your Pick

You know, I think many data managers are acting like little kids, and believe that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was put in place to punish them. It is what it is.

According to surveys, the majority of companies have not yet started addressing the compliance requirements.…

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A GDPR Approach – Makes You Want to Laugh or Cry?

I happened to read this article about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Lots of talk about GDPR but not a lot of action. So in terms of action, when do the worker bees start to make the required changes?…

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Security Breach

Do It Yourself IT – Increasing in Popularity and Increasing Your Risk of a Security Breach

For a couple of years, shadow IT, sometimes referred to as stealth IT, has been under the radar for many organizations. The way I look at it, you reap what you sow. Organizations expect employees to use their own smartphones, tablets, and laptops – what a nightmare that must be for the IT professionals supporting them.…

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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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