Competitive Advantage to be Gained from being ready fro GDPR
Oct20

Competitive Advantage to be Gained from being ready fro GDPR

The EU GPDR regulations are due to come into law on May 25 2018 and all indicators point to the fact that there is a competitive business advantage to be gained for companies who are prepared to comply with the new regulations. Rather than being seen as a burden to businesses, the new law should be seen as a champion for accountability for personal data handling and enhancing individuals’ rights. Organizations and companies that can foster trusted relationships with the public can rely on their secure control of personal information and gain a competitive edge on their competitors. Companies who manage digital advertising including Facebook, Amazon and Google stand to prosper following the introduction of GDPR. A the same time there general attitude in the sector that companies will face...

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WHOIS Registry Likely to Suffer with GDPR
Oct20

WHOIS Registry Likely to Suffer with GDPR

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25 2018 and is likely have serious effects on the manner that businesses who process and control EU citizens’ data conduct their operations. WHOIS is one such company, a member of Domain Name industry, that will probably be affected by the regulations. The firm will need to move quickly if it is be in compliance with the from the European Union and the ICANN regulations and guidelines. The WHOIS registry is a database that provides access to domain name registrants. How the business will operate under GDPR going forward is far from certain. In all likelihood WHOIS will have to alter its delivery, privacy and proxy services. The kind of information that registrars collect about their consumers will be...

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Incorrectly Configured Cloud Storage Present at Over Half of Businesses
Oct19

Incorrectly Configured Cloud Storage Present at Over Half of Businesses

The findings of a recent report, carried out by cloud threat defense firm RedLock, has revealed that more than 50% of businesses have made critical mistakes during system configuration that have exposed sensitive data in cloud storage. The issue regarding incorrect configuration seems to be getting worse. RedLock’s last report in Q2 showed 40% of businesses had at least one improperly configured cloud storage service – Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for example. A new report, released with the recent Cloud Security Trends Report, shows that this figure jumped to 53% between June and September 2017. The RedLock report show many groups are not following recommended security best practices, such as using multi-factor authentication for all privileged account subscribers. Some...

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IT Governance, Cyber Security Policies and Defenses Highlighted in ISACA Research
Oct19

IT Governance, Cyber Security Policies and Defenses Highlighted in ISACA Research

According to the findings of recent research carried out by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), cyber security and defenses pose the largest challenges to corporate governance. Boards of directors and team leaders have also failed to implement an ideal correlation between business and information technology targets. 69% of the respondents in the survey stated that they feel believe that there is no of connection between the two. These outcomes imply that due to this business leaders and management need to become more vigilant create these links. Doing so would allow companies with a strong record in technology governance to capitalize, from a business perspective, . Other find is of the ISACA study shows that the almost all business leaders (90%) agree that...

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HHS Withdraws Proposed Rule for Health Plans Certification of Compliance
Oct17

HHS Withdraws Proposed Rule for Health Plans Certification of Compliance

A new rule for certification of compliance for health plans was proposed by the HHS In January 2014, requiring all controlling health plans (CHPs) to submit a range of documentation to HHS to demonstrate HIPAA compliance. The proposed rule ‘Administrative Simplification: Certification of Compliance for Health Plans’ was drafted to promote more consistent testing procedures for CHPs. The HHS has now dediced to withdraw the proposal. If the rule had been passed, CHPs would have been required to show adherence with HIPAA administration simplification standards for three electronic transactions: Eligibility for a health plan, health care claim status, and health care electronic funds transfers (EFT) and remittance advice. Not complying with the new rule could have lead to...

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