Category Archives: GDPR

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Municipality Ransomware

In the month of July, The Identify Theft Resource Center identified 110 data breaches. Of which, over 106 million records were exposed across the financial, business, education, government, and health care sectors. Whether you were affected by these breaches or not, you are still susceptible to phishing scams targeting post breach victims. Capital One Breach […]

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Third Party Due Diligence Could Prevent Your Next Cyber Breach

Cyber risk is often unaddressed in the due diligence process of vetting or monitoring a third party. Therefore, transfer of cyber risk is an afterthought and a common blind spot. With the ease and accessibility of outsourcing core competencies, this risk continues to be a big issue. It’s not enough to strengthen your own cybersecurity […]

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The Data Privacy Evolution: GDPR Part 2

For most organizations, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is tedious, confusing, and downright frustrating. Most SMBs are unfamiliar with the regulation. Some choose to ignore it, wrongfully thinking they aren’t subject to the compliance due to their size or customer base. Surprisingly, GDPR is one of the most far reaching compliance and covers many […]

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The Data Privacy Evolution: GDPR Part 1

Data privacy is not simply compliance related, it is also a growing business concern. Clients are at risk, data is at risk, and our businesses are at risk. Regulations are constantly evolving and cyber attacks continue to threaten the integrity of our data every day. With the enactment of more than 51 state bills (just […]

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The Government Strengthens Small Business Cybersecurity

Within the past couple months, the government has taken big steps towards addressing cybersecurity in the small business sector. As of August 17, 2018, President Trump has signed the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act into law. The law is designed to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses utilizing guidance from the National Institute of […]

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GDPR is Coming, Are You Ready?

In 2016 the European Union (EU) passed legislation that dramatically shifts regulations surrounding personal data collection and it is expected to impact companies globally.  This new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation is slated to take effect in May of 2018, and if this is the first you are hearing about it, the next few […]

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