New cybersecurity law in effect

New cybersecurity law in effect

South Carolina became the first state in the U.S. to pass HB 4655, a law requiring insurers to establish a “strong and aggressive” cyber program to protection companies and their clients from data breaches. Effective January 1, 2019, the law creates rules...
What is the cyber responsibility of Boards and C-Levels?

What is the cyber responsibility of Boards and C-Levels?

Board members, C-level executives, and even small business owners who think that cybersecurity and compliance are the responsibility of the IT department or an outsourced IT vendor are very much mistaken. Forbes points out that what is considered...
Data privacy and security, what’s the difference?

Data privacy and security, what’s the difference?

With all the news about the Facebook ‘breach’ and GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation) some may think that privacy and security are the same. While there are differences, the two need to have a cooperative relationship for both our privacy plan and security plan to...
What do you need to know if you transmit or maintain health data?

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...
Are you listening to your Cassandra to avoid cybersecurity disasters?

Are you listening to your Cassandra to avoid cybersecurity disasters?

What is a Cassandra?  In Greek mythology, Cassandra had the gift of prophecy, but was cursed by Apollo that her predictions would always fall on deaf ears.  What does this have to do with cybersecurity?  Many times we see this play out with an organization’s...
State of Cybersecurity 2018

State of Cybersecurity 2018

Did you know? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take affect May 25, 2018.  This will affect global organizations that hold or process personal data of any European Union resident.  The definition of “personal data” is much more broad than in current...