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Mandatory Breach Notification is not a silver bullet

Global experience demonstrates that a Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) regime does little to make organizations act to ensure ongoing information security. And with generous exemptions provided by the Australian NDB rules, data breaches,...

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3 ways to make the most of GDPR

EU regulations provide an unprecedented opportunity to elevate cybersecurity as a business enabler.

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GDPR keeping you up? There’s another monster hiding under the bed…

There’s another deadline in May that needs to be paid attention to – the NIS Directive.

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Why the cybersecurity industry is failing government

One problem is that tech companies still try to force-fit their commercial applications into the federal space. But that's not the only issue...

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May the forces be with you: using IPaaS for IAM and GDPR

Getting your head around GDPR with some new tools of the trade.

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U.S. companies could get badly burned by GDPR – here's how not to

Knowing how GDPR is different from the regulations your company is already complying with will help determine the gaps that exist between the two.

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6 steps for GDPR compliance

GDPR law applies to all companies that collect and process data belonging to European Union (EU) citizens. You have every reason to fear it because failure to comply will be costly.

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What trust and safety leaders need to know after Google, Facebook and Twitter Senate hearings

And how social platforms can overcome increased scrutiny and regulations.

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NAIC Model Law passes

What the new insurance data security regulation means and mean and how it will impact the insurance sector.

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Navigating the General Data Protection Regulation with data maps

Companies need to know their data to better protect it and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Government entities remain vulnerable to insider threats

Recommendations on how the U.S. Postal Service and other government entities can improve cyber security.

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Inside the Russian hack of Yahoo: How they did it

One mistaken click. That's all it took for hackers aligned with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo's network and potentially the email messages and private information of as many as 500 million people.

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Separation of duties and IT security

Muddied responsibilities create unwanted risk and conflicts of interest. New regulations such as GDPR now require that you pay more attention to roles and duties on your security team.

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We can't accept election hacking as a new normal

As the investigations into whether Russian hackers influenced the 2016 Presidential election in the US continue, the rest of the world prepares for the new normal of election hacking.

Insuring cyber risk for government contractors

Insurance companies should understand the market opportunity for cyber insurance with government contractors.

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Britain’s eyes on the prize

Britain's new cybersecurity office is designed to partner with business to best protect the nation's digital interests.

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Recap: News agency hack blamed for diplomatic meltdown in Qatar

Early Monday morning in Bahrain, the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry said the nation has severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. Within minutes of Bahrain's announcement, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt followed suit....

Few firms will be ready for new European breach disclosure rules, fines

The new European General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect next May, with onerous notification requirements and high penalties, but a year might not be enough for firms to get ready

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Iran espionage capabilities have a powerful bite

Look at the threat posed by IRAN to the United States and elsewhere

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How 'smart cities' push IoT cybersecurity for state and local IT

The internet of things is at a much more mature place at the state and local level than it is in the federal government or even private industry. It’s a balancing act, clearly, between government leaders working to implement IoT...

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