Ransomware

U.S. Government Releases Tools for Fighting Ransomware

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice, launched a new one-stop hub for ransomware guidance on July 15. The hub is designed to help the public and private sectors deal with the rising threat of ransomware, writes JD Supra. The hub includes resources for private and public organizations,…
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Cybersecurity

Federal Government Leaning Into Cybersecurity 

As Congress returns to Capitol Hill, it’s eyeing several pieces of legislation focused on cybersecurity. On the agenda: voting on a new leader for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, (Jen Easterly’s been nominated but must be confirmed), along with two cybersecurity related bills: The Civilian Cyber Security Reserve Act (CCSRA), and the K-12 Cybersecurity Act. …
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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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GDPR Violators

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Inextricable According to EU Regulators

The Wall Street Journal has reported on a developing trend in the cybersecurity and data privacy landscape: European Union regulators are cracking down on perpetrators of data privacy breaches and violators of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  In Croatia, regulators “fined an unnamed technology service provider last week because it lacked proper cyber defenses,…
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How AI Can Help Compliance Departments Navigate Data and Cybersecurity Challenges

H5, an ediscovery technology company, recently convened a panel of experts to discuss the intersection of artificial intelligence technology, data privacy and governance. JD Supra reports that the panel featured Nia M. Jenkins, Senior Associate General Counsel, Data, Technology, Digital Health & Cybersecurity at Optum (UnitedHealth Group); Eric Pender, Engagement Manager at H5; Kimberly Pack,…
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Colorado's New Privacy Law

How to Comply With Colorado’s New Privacy Law

For all the state data privacy bills that get drafted, a shockingly low amount have actually been passed into law. California and Virginia have been the only two states with privacy legislation one could call “comprehensive” – until now.  Enter Colorado. Now that Governor Jared Polis has signed the bill, the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)…
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EU Releases Draft Decision on UK Data Privacy Standards

Since the start of 2021, post-Brexit data relationships between the European Union and the United Kingdom have been governed by The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which established a 4-6 month temporary period where data could flow freely between the two jurisdictions.  Beyond that, the future was unclear. The grace period could have been extended…
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Why Your Organization Should Implement “Privacy by Design”

 Privacy by Design (PBD) the idea that organizations should design every part of their operation with data privacy in mind was popularized by the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). Any products or services that call for the processing of personal data should account for privacy from their inception and every stage of development…
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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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