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The timely delivery of security updates for Android smartphones is a highly important defense-in-depth strategy, Google says [Read More]
Companies are preparing for what some say is the wave of the future: laws requiring businesses to be up-front with customers about how they use personal information. [Read More]
More than half of 500 federal employees surveyed admitted to experiencing a cybersecurity incident after implementing a new digital initiative, while almost half of those said that the incident delayed future innovation. [Read More]
A serious Bluetooth vulnerability can allow an attacker to monitor and manipulate traffic. Intel, Apple and Broadcom have already released patches [Read More]
NIST’s Computer Security Division decided to withdraw 11 outdated SP 800 publications on August 1, 2018 [Read More]
A-LIGN, a cybersecurity and compliance solutions provider, announced this week that it has raised $54.5 million from growth equity firm FTV Capital. [Read More]
US formally lifts a crippling ban on exports to China's ZTE, rescuing the smartphone maker from the brink of collapse after it was denied key components [Read More]
Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) plans to issue Facebook with the maximum available fine for breaches of the Data Protection Act -- an equivalent of $660,000 or 566,000 euros. [Read More]
Facebook could face a hefty compensation bill in Australia after a leading litigation funder lodged a complaint with the country's privacy regulator over users' personal data shared with a British political consultancy [Read More]
Tens of thousands of Vietnamese social media users are flocking to a self-professed free speech platform to avoid tough internet controls in a new cybersecurity law [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Compliance

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Mike Fleck's picture
Big companies can say they are GFPR compliant, but odds are their current structure will never allow them to find, identify, and categorize all the data that they have collected over time.
Laurence Pitt's picture
Despite the long ramp-up towards the GDPR compliance deadline, the effects of the new regulations are still very much in infancy.
Travis Greene's picture
GDPR is proving disruptive for European citizens who are no longer able to interact with services from outside the EU. And the compliance costs can be significant as well. But are there legitimate concerns of overreach?
Bradon Rogers's picture
Complying with GDPR was the immediate challenge, but now there is an opportunity to capture the good work that has been done and make data protection a top of mind focus for enterprises every day.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
While the upcoming GDPR compliance deadline will mark an unprecedented milestone in security, it should also serve as a crucial reminder that compliance does not equal security.
Alastair Paterson's picture
With domain name WHOIS data subject to the GDPR’s privacy requirements, the system will “go dark” until alternative preparations are made, creating a challenge for this who fight computer fraud and other criminal activity on the Internet.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
Penalties for non-compliance with GDPR will be severe. For example, if your organization fails to report a data breach within 72 hours, expect a fine.
Jalal Bouhdada's picture
Jalal Bouhdada, Founder and Principal ICS Security Consultant at Applied Risk, discusses the implications of the new EU Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS)
Steven Grossman's picture
Why do we seem to need layer upon layer of regulation and guidance to try to ensure a more secure business world? Is it working?
Travis Greene's picture
Reducing the amount of personal data subject to GDPR is a critical step towards minimizing the amount of risk that GDPR will expose.