SysAdmin Magazine: Why GDPR Won’t Kill You

GDPR is a four-letter word that has been evoking fear and panic for months now. Isn’t it about time to compose yourself and look into the benefits you can gain from complying with the regulation? In this special edition of SysAdmin Magazine, we cover the most critical information about the GDPR to prove that it’s … Continued

GDPR Rules of Data Breach Notification: How to Report Personal Data Loss and Avoid Fines?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new global standard designed to codify and extend the rights of data subjects. The GDPR comes into force on May 25, 2018 and will replace the European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (DPD) effective now. GDPR fines can reach 10 million euros — substantially more than for violations of other … Continued

How to Manage File System ACLs with PowerShell Scripts

Many organizations with a Microsoft Windows environment rely on NTFS as the main file system for their storage devices that contain sensitive data. It is the easiest way for users to work with files. In order to implement a least-privilege model, which is a best practice for system security, IT security specialists and system administrators … Continued

Introducing Netwrix Auditor Data Discovery and Classification Edition

Today, Netwrix Corporation released a new version of Netwrix Auditor – Data Discovery and Classification Edition. The new edition provides complete visibility into where sensitive files are, what content is inside them, who can access these files and who actually uses them, so organizations can mitigate the risk of data breaches and prove the effectiveness of their … Continued

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Penalties: What Should You Expect?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a global standard that gives data protection authorities more enforcement power than they had under the previous Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (DPD), as well as the power to levy more substantial fines. While DPD did not specify the exact amount of administrative fines for compliance violations, the maximum … Continued

GDPR Sticks and Carrots: 5 Reasons Why It Won’t Kill You

Most media coverage of the GDPR focuses on the multimillion-dollar fines businesses can face if they fail to properly protect regulated data. Vendors and suppliers play the same fear card to boost sales of their products and services. Let’s take a look at some of the GDPR carrots that are ignored in all the fear-mongering … Continued

[Infographics] Top Cloud Security Risks for Healthcare

The healthcare industry has always struggled with data security. Because healthcare organizations store enormous amounts of sensitive data and are subject to stringent compliance regulations, they have to make security their number one priority. Therefore, they have long been skeptical about new technologies that could put data at risk — including cloud technologies. However, everything … Continued