Personally Identifiable Information (PII) refers to any information maintained by an agency that can be used to identify or trace a specific individual. In other words, it includes data points, such as social security number, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, biometric data, tax identification number, race, religion, location data and other information, that can…

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Data protection regulations require your business to assess all possible threats to the sensitive data your business stores or manages. While most businesses tend to focus most of their attention on external threats, they often overlook insider threats that exist right under their collective noses. Although the market is flooded with cybersecurity solutions that promise…

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Insider threats are among the most dangerous cyberthreats out there. Yet, organizations of all sizes seem to be either reluctant or negligent when it comes to fighting them. Over 50 percent of organizations don’t have an Insider Risk Response Plan and 40 percent don’t assess how effectively their technologies mitigate insider threats.1 Even though 59…

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The year 2020 witnessed an unprecedented onslaught of cybersecurity threats across the world as the global workforce underwent a forced transition to remote working. However, not all cybersecurity threats come from the outside. In a study conducted by Bitglass, 61 percent of businesses surveyed reported at least one insider-related cybersecurity incident in the last year.…

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No data protection regulation anywhere globally expects your business to have a 100 percent perfect plan for fighting cybersecurity threats. However, your business is expected to install all the necessary checks and balances that make up a resilient defense. These checks and balances are referred to as data security controls or measures. Should your business…

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A secure and compliant work environment is what data protection regulations worldwide mandate your business to build and maintain. It must be secure enough to mitigate as many risks as possible and be compliant with every single rule/guideline listed in the regulation. The most important aspect to remember is that these regulations take into consideration…

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Over the last few years, we have seen several tech companies, such as Buffer, Todoist, and Help Scout, to name a few, switch to a fully remote or partial work setup. Most of these companies spent months preparing for the switch by training their employees, setting up remote work policies, and ensuring the necessary infrastructure…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about the world as we know it. Just as we started embracing new practices like sanitizing, social distancing, and remote working, the pandemic has also forced us to embrace systemic changes in the ways we deal with cyberthreats. The FBI has reported an increase in cyberattacks to 4,000 per…

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Complying with ​data privacy and protection ​regulations wouldn’t give several business owners sleepless nights if it only meant installing a predefined list of security solutions. Compliance goes way beyond this and for good reason. In principle, regulators, local or international, want businesses to: assess the type of data they store and manage gauge the potential…

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Global data protection regulations (new or updated) are being enforced aggressively, resulting in a tsunami of hefty fines and penalties handed out to violators. The majority of these violations are a result of the failure to conduct regular ​risk assessments​, which form an integral part of the ‘appropriate measures’ a business must take to ensure…

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