Showing Blog Posts: 1–7 of 7 tagged GDPR

  • 5 Reasons to Become GDPR Compliant When You Don’t Have to

    by Brian Vecci on January 14, 2019

    If your company did not fall under the reach of the EU GDPR, there’s a good chance the May 25, 2018 deadline passed with little fanfare. While it may have been business as usual for you, many organizations that were affected scrambled to get their data, processes and defenses in order under the new regulations. Even if your company is not required to follow GDPR, implementing security measures to…

  • Tackling Accountability in Asia

    by Sam Pfeifle on July 17, 2018

    Many of us probably use the term often in our personal and professional lives: accountability. Who doesn’t value accountability? In my travels, I have found that Asian cultures, specifically, incorporate accountability into ideas of honor and responsibility. It is a point of pride in the business-world to be able to say that, yes, that was my job and if it wasn’t done well, it was my fault and I…

  • Hold On For Your Life: GDPR Has Landed and is Making its Impact Felt Quickly

    by Tony Kontzer on June 21, 2018

    Anyone who attended this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco can attest to the prominent portion of mindshare that security and privacy practitioners were devoting at that time to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect last month. GDPR, which at its essence gives consumers the final say on how their data is handled, has been a long time coming. …

  • Bringing It All Together: NYS DFS, SWIFT, SEC and GDPR

    by Steven Grossman on April 26, 2018

    The Financial Services industry tends to be at the cutting edge of technology, and as a result, is often the group to be ahead of the curve of both its benefit and hazards. Whether it’s faster transactional processing in support of gaining even the slightest edge in trade execution or leveraging big data to gain unprecedented insights, financial services is the place to be. On the other hand, the…

  • New York Cybersecurity Regulations: An Important Step, but Still a Long Way From the GDPR

    by Tony Kontzer on March 29, 2018

    Leave it to New Yorkers to take a uniquely aggressive stand against cybercrime. Sure, the effort only protects one industry, but we have to start somewhere. As home to the world's greatest concentration of financial services firms, not to mention the most powerful stock exchanges on the planet, New York has a lot to protect. Which is why Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2016 directed the state's Department…

  • Human Threats Facing Healthcare Organizations

    by Steven Grossman on March 22, 2018

    Healthcare organizations have an obligation to safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI), whether it’s due to government mandates or to build trust among patients. If they fail to meet this obligation, the penalties can be steep. Between data loss costs and regulatory fines, healthcare organizations are losing millions from data breaches. A recent study by the Ponemon Institute, …

  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A Practical Guide"

    by Ben Rothke on March 16, 2018

    It was about 20 years ago that the Y2K problem had firms scrambling to fix the issue. At its core, it was a rather simple problem to fix. Firms just had to change a 2-digit year field to a 4-digit field. But the devil, as always, was in the details and firms struggled to understand how many applications they had, and where the date fields resided in their massive code base. Many Fortune 500 firms…

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