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FERPA, HIPAA, and Compliance in File Transfer and Storage

With the rising risk of a data breach, regulatory compliance is not optional. Avoid falling out of compliance with FERPA and HIPAA through proper encryption, user management, network protection, and the use of managed file transfer. … [Read more...]

What is GLBA Compliance? The Gramm-Leach-Billey Act of 2019

The Gramm-Leach-Billey Act of 2019 (GLBA), is a federal law in the United States of America that has been constructed to improve visibility over how financial organizations share and protect customer information. It is sometimes known as the Financial Modernization Act of 2019. In short, to be GLBA compliant, financial organizations have to be more transparent with their customers about how they … [Read more...]

What is SOX Compliance and What Are the Requirements?

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed by the United States Congress with the goal of providing security for consumers and the general public against corporations acting maliciously or carelessly. The general requirements of SOX compliance are geared towards ensuring that companies are transparent when it comes to financial reporting and that there are more official rules in place to prevent … [Read more...]

5 Data Security and Compliance Issues in Higher Education

Cyberattacks versus colleges and universities are undeniably lucrative for attackers.  … [Read more...]

CCTV is a Data Compliance Issue

As a company owner, you may well think that you can install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras as you see fit on company premises, but the reality is a little different. … [Read more...]

Top 7 Data Security Concerns for Lawyers

Relative to the sensitivity of the data that they protect, law firms have some of the laxest information security that you can find. … [Read more...]

13 Compliance Requirements for Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)

The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) is the largest division of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and is comprised of several departments, including the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). CJIS provides law enforcement agencies … [Read more...]

The Lepide Guide to FERPA Compliance

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a United States federal law that determines how educational information can be accessed. The law give parents access to their child’s education records, and more control over how their data can be disclosed. In most cases, the school is required to obtain consent from the parents before disclosing their child’s … [Read more...]

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...]