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June 25, 2020 | Mike Tierney

IT Security Audits: The Key to Success

An IT security audit is a comprehensive examination and assessment of your enterprise’s information security system. Conducting regular audits can help you identify weak spots and vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure, verify your security controls, ensure regulatory compliance, and...
July 8, 2020 | Mike Tierney

Does GDPR Apply to US Companies?

In May of 2018, the European Union enacted one of the world’s strictest set of rules for personal data protection. The formal name of this legislation is the General Data Protection Regulation, but it is more commonly known as the GDPR. Handpicked related content: [Free Guide] GDPR...
July 9, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Classification for Compliance: Looking at the Nuances

Data classification is a critical part of any information security and compliance program. It involves identifying the types of data that an organization stores and processes, and the sensitivity of that data, based on sets of rules. For example, data classification is often used to identify data...
July 8, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

Guide to the GDPR for Small Business

Is your organization compliant with the GDPR? Does it need to be? Too many small businesses in the United States don’t know the answer to those questions. It’s understandable, especially considering that the GDPR is a European law. Plenty of US businesses assume that they don’t need to...
April 22, 2020 | Ilia Sotnikov

Privacy Regulations Changing the Face of Cybersecurity

The regulatory climate around the world is changing rapidly. Scores of new regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and similar laws in other U.S. states, are being enacted in response to growing concerns about privacy and...
September 30, 2019 | Brian Johnson

Top 3 Audit Challenges and How to Overcome Them

No matter what role you play in the audit process, the experience can be painful. If you’re an external consultant, you have to work with clients who have limited budgets and high expectations. And if you’re an internal IT/security auditor, you might have to wade through a sea of internal...
July 8, 2020 | Matt Middleton-Leal

Compliance Rush: Five Mistakes that Can Screw Your Company

In April 2018, shortly before the GDPR came into force, IDC reported that only 29% of small businesses and 41% of midsize businesses in Europe had taken steps to prepare for the regulation. Now the GDPR has been around for some months, but many organizations are still struggling to meet their...
July 8, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

How to Make Your Security Monitoring and Data Discovery Processes GDPR-Compliant

Thanks to the GDPR, the attention of organizations everywhere seems to be focused on the personally identifiable information (PII) that they collect, process and store. Since the GDPR requires protecting the PII of all EU residents, organizations have to be concerned about not just customers,...
July 8, 2020 | Matt Middleton-Leal

GDPR Confusion: 7 Common Myths Busted

The day before the deadline for GDPR compliance, I received emails from 8 different companies asking for my consent for them to collect data about me. But I can’t even remember how I got on these vendors’ mailing lists, and I haven’t received any other communication from them lately....
July 8, 2020 | Matt Middleton-Leal

GDPR and ISO 27001 Mapping: Is ISO 27001 Enough for GDPR Compliance?

GDPR and ISO 27001 are two significant compliance standards that have a lot in common. Both of them aim to strengthen data security and mitigate the risk of data breaches, and both of them require organizations to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive data. ISO 27001...
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