09 Jul 2019

GDPR: Record British Airways fine shows how data protection legislation is beginning to bite

British Airways will soon have the dubious honor of becoming the first organization to receive a major fine under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in May of 2018. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office plans to slap the airline with a £183.4m fine (around

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01 Jul 2019

Priorities IT pros follow to ensure ingrained privacy and compliance

A new survey by TrustArc and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) shows that companies are increasingly purchasing solutions and services to “streamline the process of building global privacy compliance at scale.” In the next twelve months, companies aim to purchase solutions for Data Mapping / Flow (24%), Data Discovery

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25 Jun 2019

Ethics and Compliance Programs Growing More Mature

New research by NAVEX Global shows that a majority of organizations with basic ethics and compliance programs view them as an insurance policy or a necessary evil (52%) instead of as a key element in their overall approach to risk management (48%). The survey also found that companies that have

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20 Jun 2019

CISOs Struggling With 50+ Separate Security Tools

A new study by Panaseer found that 87% of enterprise CISOs are having a hard time keeping track of sensitive data, with 31% of respondents worrying that this complicates their firm’s compliance efforts. A common problem seems to be reliance on a great number of different security tools. The average

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13 Jun 2019

84% of US employees have never heard of GDPR

A new report by ObserveIT’s highlights the poor state of employee awareness of data protection regulations in the US. While 59% of survey respondents from the US and the UK deal with sensitive data on a daily basis, a majority of US employees (53%) said they were not familiar with

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17 May 2019

Half of companies missed GDPR deadline, 70% admit systems won’t scale

A new DataGrail survey shows that half of US companies were not GDPR compliant by the time the EU’s sweeping data protection bill went into effect on May 25, 2018, despite having been given two years notice. The report also found that the majority (52%) of firms took at least

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02 May 2019

Only 55% of companies plan to be ready for CCPA implementation

A new study by OneTrust and the IAPP shows that a significant minority of companies (45%) are not aiming to achieve compliance under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) before the new legislation goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. One in four organizations (25%) plan to reach compliance by

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12 Apr 2019

77% of orgs lack a cybersecurity incident response plan

A new study by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute exposes major shortcomings in cyber resilience among organizations. The report found that more than 3 out of 4 (77%) companies lack a properly and consistently implemented cybersecurity incident response strategy. A majority of firms (54%) do not regularly test their

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04 Apr 2019

79% of organizations want a federal privacy law amid lack of compliance

New research by Integris Software shows that the vast majority of US companies (79%) are in favor of a federal privacy law. However, the current compliance efforts of firms are falling short, since only 23% of organizations are fully compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and just 36%

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22 Mar 2019

Five Tech Trends Driving Cybersecurity In 2019

Cybersecurity is key to the top technology trends that are reshaping the digital era. Bob Bruns of Forbes Technology Council believes that the following five technology trends will be especially important in the context of cybersecurity this year: Analytics And Automation – The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies

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