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 […]

Pentagon considers nuclear response to retaliate for large cyber attacks

According to the draft for the Pentagon’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, the U.S. would consider using nuclear weapons to respond to non-nuclear attacks. While the Pentagon’s proposed policy change suggests the U.S. should “only consider the use of nuclear weapons in extreme circumstances to defend the vital interests of the United States or its allies and […]

Four misconceptions around compensating controls

As the New Year celebrations come to a close, the deadline to become compliant with the EU’s new consumer protection regulation GDPR is creeping closer. With this new law coming into effect in late May, businesses around the world are running out of time to prepare or else risk facing reputation and financial ruin. The best preparation will […]

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 […]

A Pragmatic Approach to Fixing Cybersecurity: 5 Steps

Today’s headlines are depressingly familiar: wide swaths of personal data are stolen; ransomware locks out access to vital medical records; hostile nation-states exploit social media to influence our political system; electrical grids are compromised; another company loses intellectual property to a foreign competitor. Despite over $90 billion spent per year on cybersecurity, progress in securing […]

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 […]

Offensive Security, Cyber Insurance And Cryptocurrencies: 2018 Predictions

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that cybersecurity, or lack thereof, dominated headlines. This isn’t likely to change in 2018, with GDPR just around the corner. Read about the key trends that will impact cybersecurity next year according to Charl van der Walt, Chief Security Strategy Officer at the UK’s largest […]

Who’s who in the cybersecurity market? The inside scoop for 2018

Big tech goes big cyber in 2018. Just about every major technology brand has advanced their position in cyber during 2017 — via product and service innovation, merger and acquisition activity, or simply reprioritizing the importance of security to its overall mix. Recent estimates by Cybersecurity Ventures puts global spending on cybersecurity at $1 trillion cumulatively over […]