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Deal, No Deal: The State of U.K. Cybersecurity Post-Brexit

June 14, 2018 — by Jeff Curley0

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A topic inescapably in the minds of us Brits is what type of relationship will the U.K. maintain with the EU post our departure, which in one transitional form or another is slated to commence 29 March 2019.

The next few months are considered to be a pivotal period for defining what this relationship will look like and of as of right now there are many unknowns, including implications for the U.K.’s cyber assurance capability.

There are broadly three domains across cybersecurity that could be impacted by the character of the agreements struck: Skills access, legal matters and threat intel sharing.

It is sensible for security leaders in U.K. -headquartered businesses to start thinking about the potential impacts and considering plans to mitigate.  The below is not an exhaustive exploration, just some initial food for thought.

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2018: Snapshot of the Most Important Worldwide Cybersecurity Laws, Regulations, Directives and Standards

June 5, 2018 — by Carl Herberger0

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Are you out of breath from the breakneck pace of cyberattacks since the start of 2018? Throughout the world, nearly daily news reports have been filed detailing the results of incredibly effective cyberattacks ranging from small companies to nation-states. The sum total of these attacks has permanently and dramatically changed the information security threat landscape.  This change hasn’t gone unnoticed with the regulators and now, depending on where your business operates, you have accrued even more work to demonstrate your diligence to these threats.

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GDPR in Action, Even Facebook Impacted

May 15, 2018 — by Fabio Palozza0

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As Europe awaits the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to come into force on May 25th, Facebook is enforcing new terms of service to its users to ensure compliance with the upcoming data privacy law. It will regulate how Facebook collects and uses user data that is critical to the success of its advertisement business. While Facebook executives are claiming that GDPR will have minimal impact on its user base and its revenues, experts opine that there are multiple other ways that GDPR can affect Facebook in a severe manner. With GDPR being an extraordinary regulation with strong potential to impact large businesses, Facebook stands exposed to a number of uncertainties that are yet to take shape.

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GDPR and HITECH: Can the past predict the future?

June 27, 2017 — by David Hobbs2

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In February of 2017, Memorial Healthcare System settled their HIPAA violation fines for $5.5 Million USD. During an investigation, it was discovered that over 100,000 patient records had been impermissibly accessed. Allegedly, an ex-employee retained access to personal identifying information and sold data records to people who filed fraudulent tax returns using the data. Federal criminal charges were filed against the ex-employee.

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WAF and DDoS Help You on the Road to GDPR Compliancy

January 19, 2017 — by Pascal Geenens0

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Data is the currency of today’s digital economy, the oil of the 21st century. Personal data is considered our economical asset generated by our identities and our behavior and we trade it for higher quality services and products. Online platforms act as intermediaries in a two-sided market collecting data from consumers and selling advertising slots to companies. In exchange for our data being collected, we get what appears to be a free service.

The growth and the market capitalization of social platform providers like Facebook and search engines such as Google demonstrate the value of personal data. Personal data also provides new ways to monetize services as news organizations are finding it difficult to charge ‘real’ money for digital news, but leverage our willingness to pay for a selection of ‘free’ news with our personal data. Every 3 out of 4 persons prefer free registration with selective access over a paid registration with full access.