Is a Good Offense the Best Defense Against Hackers?

Destruction, loss of data, intellectual property theft, fraud, embezzlement, disruption to business, restoration—globally, the costs of dealing with hacking are staggering. Yet under US law, it’s illegal to attack the hackers back. In February, a Georgia Republican introduced a bill to Congress to give legal protection to hacking victims who “hack back” at attackers. The […]

Complex regulations and sophisticated cyberattacks inflate non-compliance costs

The cost of non-compliance has significantly increased over the past few years, and the issue could grow more serious. 90 percent of organizations believe that compliance with the GDPR would be difficult to achieve, according to a new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute. GDPR is considered by respondents to be the most challenging among other data […]

11 top tools to assess, implement, and maintain GDPR compliance

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018, which means that any organization doing business in or with the EU has six months from this writing to comply with the strict new privacy law. The GDPR applies to any organization holding or processing personal data of E.U. citizens, and the penalties […]

GDPR turbocharges identity and access management spending

Cybercrime isn’t the only market driver for cybersecurity products and services. In a recent interview with BNN — Canada’s only all business and financial news channel — Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO at Herjavec Group, said compliance is driving 50 percent of the cybersecurity market. The looming GDPR deadline of May 25, 2018 — and the anticipated fines […]

Why Cybersecurity Must Be an International Effort

In his keynote at Black Hat Europe, Chris Painter, the former and first-appointed cyber coordinator for the US State Department called for agreements across countries to improve government cybersecurity. He emphasized the need for countries to deal collectively with the threats they have in common. Security issues are usually bigger than one country, he said, […]

How cybersecurity solutions can help with GDPR compliance

Technical (protection) measures, means, technologies, rules and resources are mentioned multiple times throughout the GDPR text. The Regulation does not, however, specify any security technology implementation as obligatory (a few methods are suggested as optional solutions for the specific usage). Choice and evaluation of adequacy is the sole responsibility of the data controller and processor. The […]

Equifax breach puts new energy into data legislation

Read Charlie Mitchell’s article about how the Equifax data breach had added impetus to the data protection legislation on Washington Examiner : The congressional itch to “do something” on cybersecurity is especially pronounced after the Equifax breach, but whether lawmakers will go large, small or not at all is decidedly unclear. Read his full article here.

Data Protection Bill needs changing to help data breach victims, says Which?

Victims of a data breach may soon be able to seek compensation for their losses thanks to a new watchdog campaign.Consumer rights champion Which? has called on the UK government to amend the Data Protection Bill, currently under parliamentary discussion in order to ensure that organisations such as itself are able to fight for the […]

What is the Main Street Cybersecurity Act and How Will It Help Your Small Business?

Read Annie Pilon explain the proposed Main Street Cybersecurity Act and how it will help small and medium businesses on Small Biz Trends The Main Street Cybersecurity Act is a bill currently making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives that could lead to more tools geared specifically toward helping small businesses improve their cybersecurity. […]

NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act Passes in the House

On October 11, 2017, the House of Representatives passed bill H.R. 2105, the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act (NIST Act), which would require the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide cybersecurity guidance to US small businesses. Read about the latest NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act (NIST Act) passed by […]