What is the General Data Protection Regulation and why should you care?

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Nov 2016

Find out how to prepare for new EU legislation on data collection and security In 2012, the European Commission proposed new regulations on data protection that would supersede the national laws of the 28 EU member states. It was formally approved in April this year, and it will go into effect May 25, 2018. This … Continue reading What is the General Data Protection Regulation and why should you care?

10 Things I Know About: Pot Compliance

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Oct 2016

10) Nothing hazy about the laws Marijuana (or cannabis) is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world, and Massachusetts has the strictest rules governing its production, retailing, grow, testing and security operations. 9) You can be raided. Marijuana businesses must comply with federal, state, city and county regulations and requirements. Despite medical-use … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About: Pot Compliance

Hired guns: The rise of the virtual CISO

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Aug 2016

When is the right time to rent yourself a CISO? The enterprise is facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threats of increasing subtlety—and a widening gap in the skills required to identify and combat them. Having someone who knows how to lead the charge in identifying and analyzing threats, creating strategic security plans and … Continue reading Hired guns: The rise of the virtual CISO

Cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link—your employees

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Jul 2016

Stay on top of account management and assess staff security skills with CIS Controls 16 and 17   You can have the most secure system in the world, but hackers will always seek out the path of least resistance. When your defenses are good, the weak link is often your employees. Data breaches are most … Continue reading Cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link—your employees

Marijuana Industry Brings Compliance to a High Bar

By Michelle Drolet . 10 Jul 2016

Ensuring overall compliance with strict regulations is the next growth opportunity.   Whatever you think of it, marijuana is here to stay and coming to full legalization in a state nearest you. Controversy follows cannabis into every branch of society: political, cultural, science, health, education, legal and finance. A quick search on YouTube will show … Continue reading Marijuana Industry Brings Compliance to a High Bar

7 Potential Security Concerns for Wearables

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Apr 2016

Is your organization safe from all these connected devices? Wearables are rapidly invading the workplace in much the same way that smartphones did. Fitness trackers, smartwatches, head-mounted displays and other new form factors are beginning to capture the public imagination. Sales of wearable electronic devices topped 232 million in 2015, and Gartner forecasts they’ll rise … Continue reading 7 Potential Security Concerns for Wearables

Create a data recovery plan and secure your network

By Michelle Drolet . 22 Feb 2016

Following the Center for Internet Security’s best practices.   We discussed building malware defenses the last time out, but today we’re going to focus on Critical Security Controls 10, 11, and 12 covering data recovery, secure network configuration, and boundary defense. It’s unrealistic to think that you can completely avoid cyberattacks and data breaches, so … Continue reading Create a data recovery plan and secure your network

2015 International Compendium of Data Privacy Laws

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Feb 2016

Privacy and data protection issues confront all organizations—whether you handle employee information, credit card data, sensitive financial information, or trade secrets. Securing data is a daunting task that is further complicated by cross-border transfer issues and the differences in privacy laws around the world. The team at BakerHostetler has developed a prompt and practical PDF … Continue reading 2015 International Compendium of Data Privacy Laws

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