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Privacy By Design
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 18, 2018

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into effect on May 25, and with it the need for any company processing the data of EU residents to comply with rigorous data privacy requirements. If you're still struggling to get into alignment with those requirements, your motto should be "better late than never." Get started by reading up on these five basic steps for designing your privacy program: 
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Ransomware is Everywhere
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 11, 2018

We've mentioned before that ransomware has become the most common form of cyberattack, but the scale of the problem is staggering. According to a new report, more than half (56%) of all companies worldwide faced a ransomware attack in the first two months of 2018 alone — up from 48% in the same timeframe last year. 
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Preparing for the Worst with an Incident Response Plan
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 04, 2018

Responding successfully to a security incident is like getting to Carnegie Hall: it takes practice, practice, practice. Everyone needs to know what to do and how to do it ahead of time so they don't waste precious time in a crisis trying to figure out what to do first. A solid incident response plan has three parts:
 
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Insider Threats Weaken Healthcare Security
Anne Bisagno—Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Whether they're deliberately introducing infections or just careless about data hygiene, people who work in healthcare are a big reason for the ill health of the industry's cybersecurity
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Cloud Migration is a Chance to Improve Security
Anne Bisagno—Thursday, May 17, 2018

When you migrate to the cloud, you aren't just changing where your business activity and data live. You're moving them into an environment that's not entirely under your control. That means making sure your cloud vendors have adequate security — but it also means revisiting your own security controls so you don't create new vulnerabilities that didn't exist when your data was on-premise. Gartner and other experts recommend adopting an "onion" security strategy, which wraps concentric layers of protection around each individual workload at the data, network, computer, and user level. 
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Healthcare and GDPR: What you Must Know
Anne Bisagno—Thursday, May 10, 2018

When the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, healthcare organizations that treat patients from any of the 28 EU countries will need to comply with a privacy law that's even more stringent than HIPAA
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Last Chance to Prepare for GDPR Compliance
Anne Bisagno—Thursday, May 03, 2018

When the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, companies doing business in the EU will face a much higher bar for data security compliance. Here are some key requirements you need to know: 
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Defending Your Cybersecurity Strategy: Show Your Work
Anne Bisagno—Monday, April 23, 2018

If your company experiences a data breach, you'll need to prove that you already had appropriate cybersecurity technologies in place and demonstrate where your sensitive data was, who accessed it, and how they used and shared it. The problem is, many regulations, such as the EU's pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), require you to report a breach in weeks or even days — but it may take you a month or more to identify a breach, never mind pull together the necessary information to report it. 
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Teach Your Employees Not to Fall for Phishing Bait
Anne Bisagno—Monday, April 16, 2018

We use Knowbe4 for phishing awareness training because we approve of the company's approach to teaching employees how to recognize suspicious email. (After all, you can't get phished if no one in your company takes the bait.) So we were excited to see some new information about how well security training works and who needs it most. Knowbe4 analyzed information across 15,000 companies and discovered that training reduces the average 27% of employees who are likely to be fooled by phishing attempts to 13% after 90 days and 2.17% after a year. 
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Financial Services Firms Under Cyberattack
Anne Bisagno—Monday, April 09, 2018

You've probably heard the old joke about why criminals rob banks: because that's where the money is. It's not so funny if you work in the financial services sector. Security breaches at financial services firms have tripled in the last five years, making the industry cybercriminals' top target, according to Accenture. The consulting firm's latest "Cost of Cyber Crime" study also reports that the average number of breaches per financial services firm grew from 40 in 2012 to 125 in 2017 — a leap of 212%. 
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