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Businesses Invest Heavily toward ‘Secure by Design’ GDPR Requirement

Apr 19 by Filip Truta

Less than two months before the European Union enforces its stringent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses are rushing to achieve compliance, procedurally and technologically.

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As Businesses Rush to Comply with GDPR, Some Face Costs of over $1 Million

Apr 14 by Filip Truta

One of the hottest topics in the business world these days is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s endeavor to create a unified framework that governs how data collectors and processors safeguard the privacy of their users and build walls that cybercriminals can’t penetrate.

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GDPR & EDR: Protecting Personally Identifiable Information of EU Citizens

Apr 04 by Filip Truta

In 2017, Gartner found organizations were gravely underprepared for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More than half of companies affected will not be in full compliance when the regulation takes effect in May 2018, the group said.

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Cybersecurity – A Top Risk Management Priority for Senior Execs, But Only On Paper

Feb 21 by Filip Truta

As bad actors continue to hone their skills and governments keep raising the penalty for getting breached, large organizations across the globe seem to be doing little to mitigate the risks associated with cybercrime – despite knowing better for years.

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US Commerce on Security and Market Incentives — Consumers don’t want security

Jan 22 by George V. Hulme

In a report published by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security concluded what most security professionals have known for years: that botnets are a global threat, that technologies exist to mitigate the threats but aren’t widely used for multiple reasons, poor product security design and development, counter-productive market incentives, and low education and awareness across all market participants.

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Any organization could be the target of a data breach in 2018, digital identity experts say

Jan 17 by Filip Truta

Fraudsters have moved from making a fast buck to crafting more ambitious, targeted attacks that produce long-term profits, according to an extensive analysis of real-world cybercrime attacks.

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Six in 10 US employees clueless about GDPR – survey

Jan 11 by Filip Truta

Just months before the EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect globally, more than half of US-based employees in various industries have never heard of the upcoming regulation, according to a survey by adaptive training experts at MediaPro.

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California healthcare provider gets $2 million penalty for leaking 50,000 patient records

Nov 24 by Filip Truta

Not-for-profit Cottage Health System has agreed to pay the state of California $2 million for suffering multiple data breaches between 2013 and 2015. Taking a leaf from the EU’s playbook, the state of California is demanding that the healthcare institution appoint a Chief Privacy Officer – the equivalent of a Data Protection Officer stipulated by European law.

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New law to compel US businesses to inform users of data breaches

Oct 26 by Filip Truta

The United States Congress plans to introduce a bill that would push companies to report a breach within 30 days of its occurrence, or else. The law echoes similar efforts in the European Union, which aims to enforce similar regulations next year.

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Businesses using GDPR as catalyst to enhance cyber risk management

Oct 17 by Filip Truta

A survey of 1,300 senior executives at companies doing business in the EU reveals that the most-prepared firms are using the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a catalyst to up their game in cyber risk management.

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US businesses invest more in GDPR readiness than UK counterparts; many haven’t even started implementation

Oct 03 by Filip Truta

Despite drafting new legislation to stay on par with the GDPR following Brexit, the United Kingdom is lagging behind the United States in investing to comply with the EU’s looming new data protection law. Both countries, though, are equally unprepared for GDPR, new data shows.

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Most global organizations don’t fully understand the consequences of not complying with GDPR

Sep 29 by Filip Truta

Eight months to go until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect and only 26 percent of government organizations are aware of the impact of GDPR, the lowest of any sector, according to SAS. Privately held companies aren’t much better off.

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