Data Privacy

Maryland Governor Creates Privacy Officer Roles  

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan took steps to improve his state’s data privacy practices last week.  In two executive orders, the governor established the roles of State Chief Data Officer (SCDO) and State Chief Privacy Officer (SCPO). Though the positions have not been filled yet, Maryland’s Chief Information Security Officer, Chip Stewart, told Government Technology that…
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Cybersecurity

Why Cybersecurity Tools Aren’t Enough

By JC Gaillard, Managing Director at Corix Partners Irrespective of what many of us may say or write, the cybersecurity agenda remains dominated by products and technology. Of course, the problem has a technical dimension and the protection of any firm against cyber threats will require the application of technical countermeasures at a number of…
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Cyber Security Leaders

How to Build Back Better With Cybersecurity as a Core Principal

By JC Gaillard A comment left on one of my articles made me think: How can cybersecurity leaders drive a long-term transformative agenda, with a business and a board that cannot see beyond the short-term? I see several angles worth discussing around the way the question was put, which may help break some deadlocks. Endemic…
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2020 News in Review

Week Ending December 28  ICO Warns SolarWinds Victims to Report Breaches  The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning to organizations compromised by the SolarWinds breach. The breach, which was carried out by Russian hackers, affected more than 18000 organizations worldwide. ICO requires UK data controllers subject to NIS regulations to report…
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2021 Forecast for Data Privacy Legislation

2020 was a massive year for data privacy. New laws became effective all around the world and, in turn, organizations were forced to amp up their data privacy measures to comply. Data privacy regulations are only getting stricter, and that won’t change any time soon. There is no reason to expect 2021 to be any…
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Does Your Organization Need A Chief Privacy Officer

Does Your Organization Need a Chief Privacy Officer?

As the presence of global data privacy legislation continues to rise, so does the importance of privacy-related positions. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates that companies hire a Data Protection Officer, and related roles like Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) have also become more valued. One of the most concrete action items a…
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Hiring A CISO

How to Hire Your First CISO

It’s no secret that CISOs improve business value. For one thing, your company’s security and data-protection strategy is largely in the hands of your Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  Even presidential campaigns are accepting this reality–former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign just hired cybersecurity expert Chris DeRusha to protect against the hacks and leaks that…
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How CISOs are Combating Remote Work Security Risks

When the Covid-19 outbreak became a full-fledged global pandemic in mid-March, ADCG member Angela Lonzetta–who was working as a cybersecurity program manager at the time–wrote about the compliance challenges faced by small and medium enterprises.  It’s now July, and we’re all still working remotely (and probably will be for another year). Even when the entire…
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