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When There’s No Need to Hack: Exposed Personal Information

With Equifax‘s breach of 145 million records still fresh in everyone’s memory and the recent Facebook data privacy controversy, protecting personal data has become part of the political, economic and cultural zeitgeist. Debates over how data can be misused are now commonplace, and newsfeeds are awash with stores of “yet another breach of personal information”. There’s […]

One CISO’s Recommendations for Making the Most of RSA Conference Sessions

Last week, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) principal analyst, Jon Oltsik, wrote an article for CSO titled: “RSA Conference: CISOs’ top 4 cybersecurity priorities.” Jon highlighted four areas that security executives will be looking for at next week’s RSA Conference: Executive-level threat intelligence (Jon highlighted Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) in this category) Integrated security platforms Business […]

GDPR: Why You Need to Consider the Personal Data That Lies Outside of Your Organization

In 2010, reports emerged that the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) could now fine organizations up to £500,000 ($677,000) under the Data Protection Act. Eight years later and that cap has proven woefully insufficient in acting as a deterrent to organizations’ lax attitude towards data protection. In May 2018, organizations could be fined up to four […]

GDPR – Not Just a European Concern

This post originally appeared on SecurityWeek. The recent Equifax breach that has been all over the news raises an interesting question: How would the situation have played out if it was after May 25, 2018 when the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are due to come into force? While none of us has a crystal ball, […]