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What Is the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GBLA)?

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) has been around since 1999, but it doesn't just affect financial services, it also requires higher education to comply. … [Read more...]

Is Ethical AI Development Possible?

When you consider all the implications of a world where AI rules supreme, are ethics even possible? … [Read more...]

The Cybersecurity Risks of Remote Employees Working From Home

The latest news and lockdowns around the world may seem drastic to some managers, but the reality is that working from home is the future for all office workers. … [Read more...]

What Is FERPA and What Are the Necessary Security Controls?

The right to privacy for individuals impacts just about every industry, and education is no different. … [Read more...]

What is the HIPAA Omnibus Rule?

In this article, we discuss what the HIPAA Omnibus Rule is and how it relates to HIPAA and HITECH. … [Read more...]

Why managed service providers (MSP) are critical for business continuity

With the threat landscape becoming more hostile to businesses, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often finding it difficult to cope. Hence, they turn to managed service providers (MSPs) for help, not only to keep their businesses going—the concept known as business continuity—but also to offer salve to known pain points that encompass all industries. Short-staffed One of the … [Read more...]

Do You Need To Comply With CCPA If You Are HIPAA Compliant?

Disclaimer: This post should not be used to determine your CCPA obligations and does not offer legal advice. It is designed to inform, raise some questions and lead you to investigate further by consulting with attorneys with relevant experience in data privacy laws and enforcement. … [Read more...]

What is HITECH?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was introduced in 1996, and compliance was (and indeed is) necessary for all U.S. healthcare organizations. … [Read more...]

What is the New York SHIELD Act? How to Be Compliant

Since the advent of the GDPR, a number of data protections laws have started to spring up that are following a similar type of theme. Of course, given that 4.1 billion records were breached during the first half of 2019, it was really just a matter of time until the authorities were forced to step up their game. On the 28th of June, 2018, we saw the California Consumer Privacy … Read … [Read more...]

The Governance/Compliance Relationship: Strategy and Tactics

We hear a lot about governance in relation to developing regulatory compliance processes and procedures, but do you really know what it is and the role it plays in achieving compliance with governmental and industry mandated IT security and privacy requirements? Governance, management, and compliance: similarities and differences The Cambridge dictionary defines governance as “the […] … [Read more...]