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California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) vs the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has now raised the question as to whether the measures companies have implemented to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will satisfy the CCPA. Unfortunately, the answer is largely, "No."...

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Case Study: Fully Managed SIEM service

Our Reseller had a client who was looking at Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) options, however they had concerns about their ability to manage and monitor a SIEM with their internal staff.  Their Reseller suggested that they talk to us to see if our...

Financial sector must be prepared for more sophisticated threats

The increased security measures that most financial organizations now have in place have caused hackers targeting the financial sector to up the ante, deploying more sophisticated malware.  This new breed of malware avoids detection by signature-based tools and is...

Cybersecurity – a topic nonprofits can no longer ignore

Cybersecurity is so often in the news that it's hard to think it's being ignored by any sector, however nonprofits are lagging behind.  Why?  Obviously budgets are tight, but here's why ignoring cybersecurity can end up costing nonprofits far more. Given that...

What do you need to know if you transmit or maintain health data?

Organizations that handle healthcare data need to understand the risks, requirements, and ramifications in order to make prudent decisions on how best to protect it.  Let's start with the risks. HIMSS published their 2018 healthcare survey and found that most...

SMBs are huge targets for cyber breaches – What can be done?

A 2017 Ponemon study confirmed that Small-Medium Businesses (SMBs) are key targets for cyber breaches, mainly due to employee error that allows in malware and ransomware.  What is even more alarming is that the damages are now averaging over $1M, a price few SMBs can...

HIPAA Myths Busted

Clients often struggle with the proper implementation of the HIPAA Security Rule (SR). The confusion stems from the fact that the HIPAA SR is a law, not a security framework like NIST 800-53 or CIS top 20. Let's dispel a few of the common myths: Myth 1: HIPAA doesn't...

Why are data breaches not slowing down?

Despite an projected $93 billion spend on cyber security, breaches are still on the rise. Cyberattacks for 2017 were roughly twice what we saw in 2016. So why is all this money being poured into securing networks seemingly ineffective?  One theory is that the spending...

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