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IT professionals everywhere now know that new data protection rules — the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — went into effect on May 25th across Europe, changing how organizations treat personal data. This was the first overhaul since the EU’s Data Protection Directive in 1995, shortly after the EU was established. Ostensibly, GDPR’s mission is to strengthen and unify the EU’s protection of online privacy rights and promote data protection for citizens of the 28 countries currently in the EU. In the global economy, however, GDPR serves as an alarm to all countries with business flowing across Europe and well beyond. Where business flows, data follow.
By Paige Schaffer
If 2017 was considered the “year of the data breach” as the number of incidents hit a new record high of 1,579, 2018 might get even more serious. Just a little more than halfway through 2018, the number and scale of data breaches that have already been reported is staggering.
By Adam Schlagman
Earlier this summer a group of security-minded executives in Chicago, long a hub for legal and financial tech, sat down for a panel discussion on anticipating and combatting cybercrime.
By Mark Sangster
A survey of more than 160 law firm executives (from medium to large firms) found that law firms are among some of the highest spenders on security yet were susceptible to some of the most common risks. And the issue will grow over the coming years as the demands of the business drive the adoption of emerging technologies, such as cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
By David A. Greetham
Cloud service providers to the federal government must meet the rigorous requirements of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. FedRAMP, as it’s known, is designed to help federal agencies follow the government’s “cloud first” policy, and includes detailed and strict encryption and other cybersecurity requirements.