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Consent is not enough (part 2): GDPR recordkeeping, reporting and notification requirements

Last month, in my article titled Think you’re GDPR compliant? Think again, I wrote about how consent can be key to proving that your organization’s collection, storage, and processing of personal data of individuals is lawful under the GDPR.  Then earlier this month, in part one of the “Consent is not enough” series, I discussed […] … [Read more...]

September 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Although summer isn’t officially over until later this month, it might as well be autumn already where I live. School has started, the swallows that nest in our eaves have left for South America, the weather has grown slightly cooler (and rainier), and the Atlantic is full of hurricanes (which I narrowly avoided by cruising […] … [Read more...]

The Dark Web: Is it a threat to your organization?

As a corporate network admin or security professional, you probably think of yourself as one of the good guys in the cyber world. And that means you probably rarely venture over to the wrong side of the virtual tracks, where the bad guys hang out. Sure, you’re aware of and understand the old adage that […] … [Read more...]

Consent is not enough: GDPR data security requirements pt. 1

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has been in full force for almost three months as of this writing, but many companies are still struggling with the challenges of attaining and maintaining compliance with its numerous complex requirements. Last month, in my article titled Think you’re GDPR compliant? Think again, I wrote about how consent […] … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup – August 2018

Summer is almost at an end, and the months ahead are sure to be hectic as always as we sail toward the holiday season and the end of yet another year. Because those holidays also serve as a prime time for spammers, scammers, and attackers, it’s important to get ahead of the game and start […] … [Read more...]

August 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Here we go again. It’s August 14, and after last month’s buggy patches – with numerous known issues, particularly regarding .NET, Windows 7 and 8.1 – it’s not surprising that many IT pros are feeling at least a little wary but what might be in store this time. There were enough problems that Woody Leonhard […] … [Read more...]

Data security on premises and off

Keeping content safe no matter where it “lives.” We talk a lot about multi-layered security: perimeter security, network security, cloud security, device security – but what is it that we most need to protect?  The answer usually boils down to: the data. … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup – July 2018

Here we go again. Yes, it’s already the end of another month and time to round up the patches that have been issued in July by various software vendors. … [Read more...]

Think you’re GDPR compliant? Think again.

Organizations have had two years to make the policy and procedural changes required to be in compliance with its requirements, and it seems as if that’s been all that many companies have been focused on as the deadline approached. … [Read more...]

July 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

This June, none of the Microsoft operating systems have vulnerabilities numbering the double digits. The largest number of fixes belong to the Edge web browser, and a large percentage of those are rated critical. … [Read more...]