The first steps towards GDPR compliance

The EU GDPR, due to come into effect in May 2018, creates new obligations for businesses that process EU residents’ personal data and allows authorities to impose fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million – whichever is higher – for infringements. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPeJc_zfW3M Learn more about Orthology & IT Governance cooperation here … [Read more...]

Being the Boss in Brussels, Boston, and Beijing

Cultural differences in leadership styles often create unexpected misunderstandings. Americans, for example, are used to thinking of the Japanese as hierarchical while considering themselves egalitarian. Yet the Japanese find Americans confusing to deal with. Although American bosses are outwardly egalitarian—encouraging subordinates to use first names and to speak up in meetings—they seem to the … [Read more...]

Stay ahead of the hackers with affordable penetration testing!

Most organisations are the target of random, indiscriminate attacks, and they need an appropriate level of penetration testing to ensure their defences are adequate. Instead of automatically generated reports from tools that offer generic remediation tips, you need advice from experts who can rank and rate the vulnerabilities so that you can plan remediation in accordance with the risk and your … [Read more...]

What to Do If Your Boss Gets Distracted by Every New Thing

No matter what the strategic plan says, many of us are more attracted to something new that’s glittering on the horizon than we are to the goals that have languished on our to-do list for months. This weakness is as true for senior leaders as it is for the rank-and-file, but when a CEO or other senior executive is known for chasing shiny objects, a lot of people and projects can suffer. Read  … [Read more...]

The State of Ransomware among SMBs

The following report, conducted by Osterman Research and sponsored by Malwarebytes, presents the findings on ransomware and other critical security issues from more than 1,000 small and medium-sized organizations surveyed in June 2017. Here’s what we discovered. Find out more about Malwarebytes here   … [Read more...]

Women Respond Better Than Men to Competitive Pressure

Ιn analyzing more than 8,200 games from Grand Slam tennis matches, Alex Krumer of the University of St. Gallen and his colleagues found that the male players’ performance showed a larger drop in high-stakes games (relative to low-stakes games) than the female players’ performance did. Their conclusion: Women respond better than men to competitive pressure. Read more here … [Read more...]

November 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

By Debra Littlejohn Shinder Microsoft's updates on this Patch Tuesday address a number of critical and important vulnerabilities in Windows client and server operating systems and OS components, the web browsers, and Office applications. Source:: GFI TalkTechToMe-All … [Read more...]

Investing in infrastructure for backup — Does it make sense?

By Ranjit Nair As a growing share of organizations trust and embrace the cloud, why do we need to incur capital expenditure (capex) and operating expenditure (opex) costs on infrastructure specifically to manage data backup? Requirements for security, availability, resiliency, and management do not justify this old model of IT investment. All of these requirements can now be met far more … [Read more...]

The GDPR Challenge: Protecting a moving (data) target

By Debra Littlejohn Shinder Locating and protecting data at rest is relatively easy, but data doesn't stay still. It moves across the network, from controller to processor to third parties and back. GDPR compliance will require a strategy for dealing with data that's always on the move. Source:: GFI TalkTechToMe-All … [Read more...]

Tenable CEO doesn’t think much of the Equifax, Yahoo cyber breach explanations

By Cayla Baker Amit Yoran's blunt assessment of major data breaches strikes a cord with a Washington Business Journal reporter. https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/11/13/tenable-ceo-doesnt-think-... Source:: Tenable News … [Read more...]