When it comes to cybersecurity, two factors are coming together in a worrying way. One lurks in the results of a survey, conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, that shows employee error is the leading cause of data breaches. The other was revealed in research carried out by CompTIA, which discovered that almost half […]
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Speaking at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Brussels, Belgium, Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of privacy advocates calling for stricter privacy regulations. His keynote speech hammered (not by name) the numerous tech companies whose business models thrive by vacuuming up the personal information of their […]
One of the biggest stories from the first half of 2018 was the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For U.S.-based companies, there’s a strong temptation to throw your hands up and say, “So what?” But the main thrust of GDPR’s policy is personal as opposed to geographic. In other words, […]
The dawn of the Information Age has undoubtedly changed many aspects of our day-to-day lives. Seemingly impossible amounts of information are at our fingertips constantly, and it’s easier than ever to do our shopping, do our banking, and communicate with each other. At the same time, we are sharing increasing amounts of personal information over […]
It is a story we’ve heard many times in the first 6 months of 2018: An independent researcher finds a critical vulnerability in the code of a popular app or website that leaks personally identifiable information. They reach out to a tech journalist or colleague to investigate. Once confirmed, the researcher or journalist reaches out […]
There are now fewer than 60 days remaining before the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25. Is your company prepared? If not, here’s a procrastinator’s guide to speeding up your organization’s compliance.
It may be hard to believe, but according to a new report barely over one-half (just 56%) of companies have an overall information security strategy. Given the huge importance of data security, it’s important that companies be prepared—here are a few things to consider.
By Thor Olavsrud For IT leaders whose companies operate on an international level, enforcement of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to start in about 18 months, giving regulators the ability to levy massive fines. Getting ready may require a data protection officer.
By Thor Olavsrud Regulatory compliance is an issue for every aspect of business—including IT. Compliance also can be tricky, as labyrinthine laws and confusing regulations may not be the easiest to interpret. The Compliance Dictionary is looking to take out the guesswork.
by Bart Perkins Depending on your IT department’s needs, your supply chain can become incredibly complex, with numerous vendors and multiple considerations, obligations, and regulations. It’s easy for things to spiral out of control, especially at multinational companies.