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Did British Airways Violate the GDPR?

Companies around the world have anxiously awaited who will be made an example of under the new GDPR regulations. Under GDPR, entities who violate the regulations are on the hook for stringent fines and civil lawsuits. … [Read more...]

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...]

WS_FTP Pro from Ipswitch: Protect Your Sensitive Data

Nearly a million servers around the world still run the unsecure legacy FTP protocol and are actually configured for ‘anonymous’ access. Not good. … [Read more...]

The Future of Remoting in Windows – OpenSSH

With OpenSSH, you can remote into any operating system from any operating system. This is a wonderful thing! … [Read more...]

The many faces of omnichannel fraud

The rise of new technologies, social networks, and other means of online communication have brought about compelling changes in industries across the board. For example, in retail, organizations use digital tools such as websites, email, and apps to reach out to their current and potential clients, anticipate their needs, and fully tailor their business strategies around making the user shopping … [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...]

An Introduction to FIPS-140-2 Requirements

FIPS 140-2 is a requirements document that sets the minimum strength level for data encryption used in Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) federal operating environments. But its influence goes far beyond this significant but delimited area. … [Read more...]

3 Phases of Network Security

Network Security has multiple concepts. One such model is the Before-During-After concept, which I will break out into different phases. Specific to incident and problem management in IT, this methodology plays an important role for IT teams. … [Read more...]

5 Cool New Features in MOVEit 2018 SP1

These five new features in MOVEit 2018 Service Pack 1 will increase the speed and security of your business' automated file transfer workflows. There are also new improvements to MOVEit's REST API! … [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...]