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Singapore has admitted data collected for contact-tracing can be accessed by police despite earlier assurances it would only be used to fight the coronavirus, sparking privacy concerns about the scheme. [Read More]
the plan sets out priorities and goals around the establishment of global standards to define maritime threats, beefing up threat intel and information sharing, and increasing the cybersecurity workforce in the maritime sector. [Read More]
Cloud-delivered network security startup iboss has closed a new round of financing to speed up growth in a lucrative market. [Read More]
The combined entity offers more than a half-dozen security solutions for data security risk detection and cyber-attack protection, response, and recovery. [Read More]
GDPR fines exceeded €170 million ($200 million) in 2020, with Italy, the UK and Germany accounting for the highest total fines. [Read More]
The business communications platform acknowledged an “incident” causing major disruptions to cybersecurity teams around the world. [Read More]
Microsoft and other tech giants filed an amicus brief in the legal case brought by WhatsApp against the NSO Group. [Read More]
Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying in full page newspaper ads that the social media giant is standing up for small businesses. [Read More]
Big tech companies face hefty fines in the European Union and Britain if they treat rivals unfairly or fail to protect users on their platforms. [Read More]
Google has hired Goldman Sach veteran Phil Venables to manage risk for the Google Cloud product lines. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Compliance

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Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Regardless of which framework you use, it’s crucial to operationalize it in the context of your organization’s unique environment and risk factors.
Laurence Pitt's picture
Failure to implement basic cybersecurity hygiene practices will leave retailers vulnerable to damage and fines during a lucrative time for their businesses.
Justin Fier's picture
Over time, holding people responsible will lead individuals to see how their actions impact the security of the organization and come to consider themselves responsible for the security of the company.
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.