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Today’s World Requires Shared Responsibility for Data Security

Data security has been one of the most talked about topics for the last few years. Organizations in all industries are taking notice and implementing elaborate security measures to help protect data. Likewise, consumers are more aware of their data privacy and security rights than ever before. If you work in an organization that takes data security seriously, you’ll probably have noticed the … [Read more...]

What Are the Latest Amendments to the CCPA?

The California Consumer Privacy Act continues to evolve and is taking shape nicely with just five months to go until it becomes compulsory. The California State Senate recently voted on seven amendments to the Act, with most of them passing through without change. So, let’s go through what the Senate voted to include in the legislature. Assembly Bill 25 The amendment to this bill gives companies … [Read more...]

Insiders are Putting Patient Data in Healthcare Technology at Risk

Despite the numerous data protection laws that govern the healthcare industry, which include HIPAA, PCI-DSS and GDPR, the number of data breaches continue to rise. This is probably no surprise to anyone, as healthcare service providers typically employ hundreds of thousands of staff members and hold vast amounts of confidential patient data across multiple platforms. Of course, it’s not that … [Read more...]

9 Out of 10 Healthcare Organizations Have Already Been Breached

According to the Black Book’s Annual Cybersecurity Survey, healthcare organizations are not “maturing fast enough” and are still “underfunded and understaffed”. Since the third quarter of 2016, over 90% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach, and as much as 23% of providers believe their cybersecurity position will worsen. Why is the Healthcare Industry So … [Read more...]

The Biggest Cybersecurity Concerns for the Legal Sector

The Legal Sector handles sensitive client data on a daily basis, and many have an international reach. This makes them a hot target for hackers and malicious insiders as well as being bound by more than likely multiple compliance requirements. In the last few years a quarter of law firms have reported being a victim of a cyber-attack of some sort, and that is only predicted to rise! With … [Read more...]

GDPR One Year Anniversary – What Have We Learnt?

Today (May 25, 2019) marks the one-year anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect. Now seems as good a time as any to take stock and assess what the GPDR has taught us. Have companies embraced stricter data protection laws? Do companies know exactly what is required of them to stay compliant? Have Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) been putting their … [Read more...]

What is a Data Security Platform? Definition, Benefits and More

In simple terms, Data Security Platforms (DSPs) are a type of data security solution that aims to combine a suite of traditionally siloed tools. Most Data Security Platforms will combine functionality designed to locate and protect data on-premises and in the cloud. The most popular functionality included in DSPs include data discovery and classification, privileges/permissions analytics, … [Read more...]

The HIPAA Security Rule Explained

It is estimated that a HIPAA violation on average will cost an organization around $1.1 million in settlement fees. That’s before the loss in revenue that accompanies a data breach, as well as the costs of breach notifications, forensics, lawsuits and other key implications. The more accurate figure when all that is taken into consideration is closer to $8 million. Can your organization afford to … [Read more...]

Businesses Not Able to Recover from Cyber-Security Incidents Quickly Enough

According to a recent poll carried out by cybersecurity firm NTT Security, 59% of respondents said that they were not confident that they could resume “business as usual” 24 hours after a cyber security incident. The poll was conducted over Twitter and attracted approximately 5,500 participants. Businesses were also asked about what their main concerns were when responding to a … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t There More Women in Cybersecurity?

The lack of women in cybersecurity has been a major talking point over the last few years, as well it should be. There have been several studies that suggest women comprise as little as 10% of the cybersecurity workforce, and that this number has not improved by any significant amount. We sat down with a specialist IT recruiter to find out why there was such a disparity between the number … … [Read more...]