Archive for the ‘security’ Category

Put Customer Data Security FIRST to Avoid Breaches Like Marriott’s

Whatever the cause of the breach, the fact that it flew under the radar for so long tells me that securing customer accounts was not the number one priority for Marriott’s board and CEO. Now they’re also facing down a security mess caused by their own negligence. So what must companies do to avoid data breaches like Marriott’s?

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Keep Your Online Customers Secure This Shopping Season

Between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, an estimated 164 million people will be shopping online. As excited shoppers click from one e-tailer to another looking for the best deal, they are not always as alert as they should be. This distraction makes them much more susceptible to security risks. According to a new report from Juniper Research, fraud losses from online shopping, airline tickets, money transfer, and banking services are expected to hit $22 billion this year.

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GDPR Compliance: The Clock is Ticking

With the GDPR deadline rapidly approaching (May 25th to be exact), a new Compliance Report shows that only 40% of organizations have met compliance requirements or are on their way to becoming so by the deadline. This means that there is still a huge number of businesses that need to wake up to their new obligations, or they will be at risk of fines that could be as high as 4% of revenues.

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The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Meltdown: Why GDPR is the Solution

Did you hear about the Facebook Data Breach? Actually it wasn’t a data breach. According to the reports, the personal information of over 50 million Facebook users was freely provided and then handed over to a third party without permission  – is that scarier? In a nutshell, what happened is that a social engineering company (Cambridge Analytics)

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New GDPR-Like Privacy Law Could Be Coming to California in 2018

Privacy initiatives are on the rise. First with the GDPR, and now with a proposed California Consumer Privacy Act. The potential ballot initiative will apply to all businesses that use customer data for commercial purposes. The initiative was first proposed in September 2017, and could potentially become an enormous issue for businesses that use or re-sell customer data.

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The Digital Security Meltdown

By now you’ve all heard about the latest cybersecurity threats, “Spectre” and “Meltdown”. If you haven’t I don’t blame you. Most people see this as yet another event in an ongoing cascade of cybersecurity threats that seem to come with increasing regularity.

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