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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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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Think You Can Hire Cybersecurity Talent? Think Again

If you know someone in the Information Technology field, they are probably commanding the salary they want at a company they enjoy working for. However, there is one exception: cybersecurity talent. Multiply a normal IT salary cap by several fold and increase the demand of this talent to the point of negative return, and hiring cybersecurity talent quickly becomes untenable for any small company. Today’s blog post will look at the demand for IT talent in general, what colleges and employers are doing about it in the long run, and why you should consider outsourcing prevention, monitoring and training to […]

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