Breach-Proofing Your Data in a GDPR World

The massive data breaches that have hit the headlines in recent years, including Yahoo, Verizon, and particularly Equifax, have taken a toll on breach victims, consumers, and corporations. We’ve seen stocks drop precipitously, class-action lawsuits filed, CEOs shown the door, and executives called before Congress. This year, breaches could be even more costly for companies […]

GDPR: Whose problem is it anyway?

With the GDPR deadline looming on May 25, 2018, every organization in the world that transmits data related to EU citizens is focused on achieving compliance. And for good reason. The ruling carries the most serious financial consequences of any privacy law to date – the greater of 20 million EUR or 4 percent of global revenue, potentially catastrophic penalties […]

Building a program for GDPR compliance: Can you answer these key questions?

The clock is ticking and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will start to be enforced in May. Now is a critical time for organizations to plan, budget and make any remaining changes needed to meet its guidelines. Failure to comply with GDPR standards will result in hefty non-compliance fines, and even U.S. organizations could be affected. Remember: GDPR guidelines […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, deadlines and facts

Companies that collect data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data by May 25. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is expected to set a new standard for consumer rights regarding their data, but companies will be challenged as they put systems and processes in […]

2018: The year of the NIS Directive

In 2017 the GDPR buzz reached peak intensity, even in the cybersecurity community. It practically drowned out any mentions of another important upcoming EU law: The Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive. The NIS Directive is the first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity and, by May 9, 2018, all EU member countries will have to have […]

Cybersecurity: EU institutions strengthen cooperation to counter cyber-attacks

On 20 December 2017 EU institutions took an important step in strengthening their cooperation in the fight against cyber-attacks. An inter-institutional arrangement which entered into force on that day has established a permanent Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU) covering all the EU’s institutions, bodies and agencies. It consolidates the existing task force into a permanent […]

How do you create a GDPR culture?

Read Romy Hughes’ article about how companies can prepare for a GDPR culture on IT Pro Portal : So, you’ve read all the “Top 10 tips for GDPR” articles you can get your hands on, and you’ve invested in the latest GDPR-compliant tech, but how do you ensure your people don’t simply work around it and […]

GDPR and Reputation Loss Bother Businesses

Businesses are not seeing the requirements of GDPR as serious, and continue to be confused by what is required. According to the survey of 1,350 business decision makers, the Risk:Value report from NTT Security found that 39% of European respondents identified GDPR as a business risk, while 33% identified ISO 27001/2 as a compliance regulation to […]

Europol: the response to unprecedented cyber-attacks “not good enough”

The global scale, impact and rate of spread of cyber-attacks over the past year is unprecedented reports Europol’s 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). “The global impact of huge cyber-security events such as the WannaCry ransomware epidemic has taken the threat from cyber-crime to another level. Read about the new Europol’s 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat […]

Data-hucksters beware – online privacy is making a comeback

Read John Naughton analyse the upcoming GDPR data protection regime coming up in European Union on Guardian : Next year, 25 May looks like being a significant date. That’s because it’s the day that the European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) comes into force. This may not seem like a big deal to you, […]