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Privacy Shield and Brexit: What now? What next?

Once the UK leaves the European Union, companies on both sides of the Atlantic will need to act to ensure compliant data flows between the UK and US under Privacy Shield.

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Why every business should consider ISO 27701 compliance for their vendors

The new standard provide a comprehensive set of controls for information security and the protection of personal information.

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What is personally identifiable information (PII)? How to protect it under GDPR

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation requires companies to protect the privacy of their EU customers. That means keeping personally identifiable information (PII) safe. Here's what you need to know.

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11 new state privacy and security laws explained: Is your business ready?

States from Maine to California have recently enacted privacy, data security, cybersecurity, and data breach notification laws. Let's break down what each of these laws entails and how businesses and consumers are affected.

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What are the security implications of Elon Musk's Neuralink?

Wacky science fiction has come to life with Elon Musk’s latest idea: chips implanted in human heads that talk to smart devices. What could possibly go wrong?

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Trust isn't new, so why are we acting like it is?

The industry is missing the mark when it comes to understanding – and protecting – this high value asset.

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‘Have I Been Pwned’ is for sale, but what is it worth and who will buy it?

The question in my mind about Have I Been Pwned has always been about the value of the service aside from the brilliant analysis and PR generated by its creator, Troy Hunt.

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Is AI fundamental to the future of cybersecurity?

Thanks to the quickening pace of natural language capability development, artificial intelligence will likely be at the forefront of the next wave of cybersecurity tools.

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Will the US ever get serious about security and privacy?

We have the ability to drastically reduce cybercrime. So why are we still failing?

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Federal cybersecurity agency on the way?

As human activity migrates into the online space, keeping the bad guys from mucking it all up becomes paramount. Does that mean it’s time for a federal cybersecurity agency?

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How to conduct a proper GDPR audit: 4 key steps

Organizations subject to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation should do regular compliance audits. Here are the steps experts say you should take.

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Digital ethics rising in importance

We must keep in mind that just because we have the ability to deploy a new technological innovation does not mean that we should. The need to prioritize digital ethics is becoming increasingly important for all organizations that are...

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Proposed changes to California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 could rewrite privacy law

A recently proposed repeal of 2018's CCPA called the PAA would shift California even closer to the requirements of the GDPR.

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FEMA contractor at center of privacy violation provides services to many other agencies

Corporate Lodging Consultants provides lodging services to many other government agencies. Is more sensitive personal information at risk?

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Julian Assange arrested: Hero of transparency and privacy, or villain against nations?

Just because you can take something doesn’t mean you should...or that it’s the right thing to do.

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The ethical use of data

When thinking about data privacy and security, the focus is typically on how to keep the bad guys from gaining unauthorized access to our data. We spend billions of dollars every year as an industry to protect our data, and that of...

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Facebook stashing plain text passwords is a wake-up call to improve GRC

Facebook storing hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text demonstrates the urgent need for more effective governance, risk management and compliance at public companies.

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Huawei and Apple smartphones are both made in China – why is only one banned in Australia?

While Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been banned from the Australian 5G network rollout, Apple was welcomed with open arms despite also using China to produce phones. So, what’s the difference?

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Cybersecurity education in the age of acceleration

The cyber threat landscape demands professional development initiatives.

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Top 5 solutions to reduce ‘cyber friction’

The biggest problem areas and solutions to reduce friction between cybersecurity, privacy and legal teams.

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