Will Your Business Be GDPR Ready by May 25th?

In less than two weeks(!!!), your organization must have in place General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) procedures and practices, especially if you do business in Europe. Or with their citizens while they are in the United States. While the legislation isn’t complicated, the process to fulfill it can be, particularly for emerging, global businesses. Here is a summation of GDPR, the results of a recent survey and a major risk when it comes to compliance. GDPR Main Points This European Union (E.U.) legislation was approved in April 2016 and replaces a previous data protection directive. It provides sweeping personal privacy […]

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Meeting Planners Need to Take Cybersecurity Seriously

Newsflash: Most event organizers spend more time worrying about physical security for their conferences rather than the disruptor that can really impact it: hackers. Why? Because they think everyone else has cybersecurity handled, from the hotel to the AV/IT company they hired. Truth be told, you need to start weaving the right cybersecurity measures into your event. And not next year, next quarter or next month. You need to do it today. Hackers are constantly looking for easy-to-crack networks where data is plentiful. These bad actors have one or more agenda items in mind, including: • Stealing the identities of […]

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2018 Predicted Information Security Threats and What to do About Them

If you thought 2017 was difficult for data breaches, just wait until 2018 is upon us. It is estimated there will be more breaches, both in quantity and volume of data records. It is also expected that companies will be sued for such violations, as is the case with the recently disclosed breaches with Uber. The Information Security Forum (ISF) forecasts that next year will bring an increase in data breaches due to 6 major security threats identified below along with tips about what your organization can do to head them off at the pass.   2018 Top Information Security […]

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8 Great Takeaways from National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Even though the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) ended on October 31st, that is no reason to take your eye off cyber security. Awareness is the first step in keeping your data safe. However, please remember that cyber criminals are working hard at all times to crack into your systems with new and innovative ways. Here are great tips derived from CIO Dive about ways to keep cyberattacks at bay, along with our thoughts on the subject. Practice National Cyber Security Awareness All Year Long (NCSA) Shift your attention to better detection. It is a lot […]

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Measure Cybersecurity Effectiveness One KPI/KRI at a Time

As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) let me ask you this: Are you establishing and measuring proper cybersecurity metrics? If your answer is a resounding “no” or “I don’t know”, you are not alone. It is vital to establish effective measurements even though they probably will result in an increase in your overall cybersecurity budget. Got your attention now? Great – let’s take a harder look at the gaps and effective ways to establish measurements in this field.   Survey Says Thycotic surveyed 400+ business and security executives from around the world with the purpose to develop Strategic Management […]

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