Governance, Risk and Compliance

The EU’s Looming GDPR Privacy Regulation Should Be Scaring You

If your company does business in any of the 28 member countries of the European Union, privacy is about to become a fierce preoccupation for the C-suite, thanks to the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to a recent Trend Micro survey, 79 percent of business leaders who have read the requirements...

5 Things You Should Know about PCI DSS Penetration Testing

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was introduced to provide a minimum degree of security when it comes to handling customer card information. While the Standard has been around for over a decade, penetration testing has only recently been officially incorporated into the process. There’s a lot to cover in a PCI … Read More The post 5 Things You Should...

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GDPR – A Luxury or a Right?

The General Data Protection Regulation applies to all European Union member states. It replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the 1995 Data Directive). GDPR applies to wide range of organisations that control or process EU residents’ data. This also includes … Read More The post GDPR – A Luxury or a Right? appeared first on The State of...

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7 Things To Consider When Creating An Acceptable Use Policy

If you have read any of my posts or attended my webinars about security awareness, training, compliance, or other IT risk management items, you will notice a recurring theme: expecting technology to do all of the work in preventing a security or risk-related event is not the correct mindset. Rather, creating a culture of risk … Read More The post 7 Things To Consider When Creating An...

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Weekly Cyber Risk Roundup: Equifax Fallout and Widespread Bluetooth Vulnerabilities

Equifax continued to dominate cybersecurity discussion over the last week as security researchers, government officials, lawyers, and the media have continued to ask questions around the fallout related to the massive breach, which affects 143 million consumers in the U.S. as well as others across the globe. Equifax confirmed that the actors behind the breach… Read...

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