What is the Best Way to Protect Data?
When it comes to advancements in data encryption, you can find a lot of news on quantum computing (which could easily decrypt anything encrypted), homomorphic encryption (which returns results on processing encrypted data), and honey encryption (tricking hackers into believing they retrieved the encrypted data). As these and other advancements ... Read More
Data Privacy Tips for Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day is a reminder for just how unsecure our digital lives really are. Normally, I comment on data protection and privacy for businesses and enterprises, but on a day like today, I feel it is appropriate to comment on some things we can do from a personal point ... Read More
CCPA is Here, but is Your Business Ready?
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was approved by the Governor of California in 2018 and as of January 1, 2020 it is in full effect. The purpose of the act is to ensure that organizations are held to account for the way that they use and process consumer data ... Read More
How Artificial Intelligence will Affect Patient Data Protection
Following the successful introduction of Alexa’s healthcare services earlier this year, Amazon has announced that its AI, Textract, is now HIPAA eligible. Textract offers a machine learning service that scans healthcare-related texts and data to help retrieve medical data quickly ... Read More
3 Benefits of Taking Data Out of PCI Audit Scope
Whether your company accepts payments at a store or restaurant, sells products or services through a website, or handles monthly payment billing, you or someone at your company is most likely aware of the security requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Each calendar year, your ... Read More
5 Trends Happening in Payments – Data Security is needed more than ever
A locally-famous Thai restaurant in San Diego County posted a message to customers requesting that they pay with a credit card, due to increased crime in their area. They would rather process more credit card payments, than have cash on hand. Looking back over the past 25 years, the act ... Read More
CCPA: Data Privacy like GDPR; Data Security like PCI DSS
Comparisons have already been drawn about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), calling it ‘the GDPR for California residents.’ However, drawing comparisons to PCI DSS as the title suggests may cause some eyebrows to raise. Protection of the privacy and personal information of California residents, as broadly defined in CCPA, ... Read More
6 takeaways from the Capital One data breach
"WHAT'S IN YOUR WALLET?" is the theme question asked by spokes-celebrity Jennifer Garner in commercials for Capital One. A data breach wasn't supposed to be one of the things in your wallet but since it was, the company's brand is taking a huge hit, just because of this data breach ... Read More
Are we a thumbs up or a thumbs down?
In the ’80s and ’90s, there was a popular TV program called “Siskel & Ebert.” It was a weekly television series where two critics reviewed newly released movies. The critics, Gene Siskel and Robert Ebert, would talk about points of the movie they liked or how the director filmed certain ... Read More