Data Residency: Securing data and documents in the Cloud

March 26, 2018|DataStealth Team

 

Many companies collect and process vast quantities of customer data, and much of it contains highly sensitive personal information such as dates of birth, social insurance numbers, payment card information, bank account details, online banking credentials, or credit scores.

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GDPR Compliance Step-by-Step: Part 2 – Data Discovery

March 21, 2018|David Froud

 

In truth, this should be called Data Discovery & Asset Management, because there’s absolutely no point having one without the other. Nor should these things not already be part of your standard practices.

It’s 2018 and I can think of very few businesses who don’t have data as some of their most critical assets. No businesses bothering to read my blog anyway. So if data assets are that critical, why don’t you already KNOW where all of your personal data is? Why don’t you already have a record of who has access to it, and what they are doing with it?

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GDPR Compliance Step-by-Step: Part 1 – The Prerequisites

March 19, 2018|David Froud

 

Roughly half the blogs I’ve written in the last 6 months have been about the GDPR or privacy in general. I could take this as a good sign in that it beats hands-down writing about PCI, but the reasons I write about both of these ‘regulations’ in the first place are two-fold:

  1. Organisations do so little homework on applicable regulatory compliance that they leave themselves wide open to unscrupulous vendors and consultants; and

  2. I want to do everything in my power to protect organisations from those unscrupulous vendors and consultants.
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Cyber attacks becoming No. 1 business risk

March 13, 2018|Security Features

 

SonicWall recorded 9.32 billion malware attacks in 2017 and saw more than 12,500 new Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) reported for the year.

The cyber arms race affects every government, business, organization and individual. It cannot be won by any one of us,” said SonicWall CEO Bill Conner. “Our latest proprietary data and findings show a series of strategic attacks and countermeasures as the cyber arms race continues to escalate. By sharing actionable intelligence, we collectively improve our business and security postures against today’s most malicious threats and criminals.”

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Why Cyber Security is the New Health and Safety

March 09, 2018|Security Features

 

Many people view the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 as unnecessary and burdensome, but its introduction has had a dramatic impact on reducing accidents in the workplace, particularly within industrial settings. Today, it controls the safety of equipment used on process plants, the time professional drivers may spend behind the wheel, and even how long someone can stare at a computer screen for.

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10 reasons not to innovate your cyber security

March 05, 2018|Security Features

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When was the last time you assessed your cybersecurity strategy? Given today’s ever-changing security landscape, it’s probably been too long.  

In this world of constant cyber threats, businesses can’t afford to be complacent. Yet, despite the near constant stream of data breaches making headlines, far too many organisations insist that their current security model is good enough.  

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It's now or never to prepare for GDPR – 100 days to go – What should I do?

March 01, 2018|Security Features

 

The clock is ticking and professional support may be needed to prepare your organisation for the upcoming regulation

Procrastination might be common human behavior but in the case of the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR), it could be deadly to the bottom line of a large percentage of American companies. Going into effect on May 25, GDPR is the biggest change to European data protection in decades but survey after survey have been demonstrating that a distressingly sizeable number, 51% of U.S. firms with European customers either don't think these new customer privacy rulings apply to them or haven't yet implemented plans to deal with GDPR.   With less than 100 days left, if you haven’t been planning for GDPR, it’s almost too late.    

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