Data protection

Is There An Easy Way Startups Can Prevent Deadly Data Disasters?

When it comes to cybersecurity and data protection, small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and startups face the same big risks as large enterprises . Only, when founders are busy bootstrapping, fundraising, and prototyping, there’s not a lot of time to be stuck in a server closet dedicated to security. Nor is there time to have

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Big Tech Now In Big Trouble With New GDPR Laws

America prides itself on being innovative, industrious, and independent—all commendable attributes. Until, as with any polarity, they swing too far in one direction. This appears to be the case when it comes to being slow on the uptake in regulating consumer privacy and data protection on the internet. Today’s commercial practices have grown over the

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Why Your Privacy Is Now The Sacrificial Lamb Of The Modern World

Americans have a strange and complicated relationship with privacy. While they love nothing more than “flexing” on social media—toes in the sand, vacations, nice dinners, proud family moments, half-nude selfies—they are also quick to complain when outside entities become too intrusive on their personal space. They love to “see and be seen,”  just as long

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Ponemon Institute And IBM Reveal The Disturbing Cost Of A Data Breach

Ponemon Institute in partnership with IBM has recently launched the 2018 Cost of Data Breach report. It comes with a corresponding calculator to give companies a close estimate of the possible business cost if they become a victim of a data breach or security attack. Cost of Data Breach is a yearly report released publicly,

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These Simple Lessons Could Prevent The Loss Of Your Data

The recent implementation of GDPR and the race for increased corporate compliance with issues of privacy has generated a lot of noise in the cybersecurity industry, most of which stems from a lack of overall understanding about the new measures—and what they mean for the future of online business. An article recently published by Motherboard suggests

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How Is The GDPR Redefining The SME Business World?

Europe has blazed the trail for improved protection of global consumer data, regardless of the owner’s nationality—an effort now known as the GDPR. While it’s true the internet has no real national boundaries and is agnostic of regional policies, companies affected by the new mandate are realizing they must map out some solutions for the

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What’s All The Fuss About Protecting Your Private Data?

With over 4 billion users, no one can deny that we’re now living in the golden age of the Internet. We use the internet to get information, interact with other users, manage our bank accounts, and so on. But with the continuously rising volume of internet usage comes the increasing number of online attacks. What’s

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Is The GDPR’s Hefty Penalty Forcing Ransomware Victims To Pay Up?

Experts and authorities typically discourage companies under threat of ransomware from paying the crypto fees requested to release their encrypted data. But this common response may soon become a thing of the past as fresh EU legislation that took effect last month, now known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will leverage hefty fines

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Understanding The European Union’s GDPR Policy

The European Union (EU) started enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last May 25, driven by the goal of fostering a global culture of promoting privacy as a right and not just as a privilege. Global companies are now choosing to adopt a unified GDPR-compliant Terms of Service, instead of implementing a separate GDPR-friendly

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The University of Greenwich Suffered A Breach And A Heavy Fine

The University of Greenwich has suffered a data breach, following which the Information Commissioner has imposed a fine of £120,000 ($160,000) upon the University; the breach involved the personal data of almost 20,000 people. A release from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says- “The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner

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