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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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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Third Party Risk Management

How to Manage Third-Party Risk With Increased Number of Remote Workers

Any compliance officer knows the importance of third-party risk management (TPRM)–and that keeping vendors in compliance with data privacy and protection laws is a continuous process. But, since the Covid-19 pandemic has forced most businesses to work remotely, overseeing vendor compliance has become much more difficult due to lack of a centralized operation. That’s in…
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Work From Home Cybersecurity Basics: Phishing Scams (United States)

Article authored by Andrea C. Maciejewski, Associate and Joshua A. James, Associate with Bryan, Cave, Leighton Paisner Phishing (not to be confused with the water sport “fishing”) is a type of cyberattack whereby scammers use email or text messages to trick individuals into giving them personal information. Phishing is both common and effective, as it…
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