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What Makes Data Security Different from Data Privacy?

I have had the honor of working across various sectors throughout my career, including government, consulting, retail, technology, health care, and sales. Through all of these vastly different industries, a very familiar topic continues to come up: “What makes data security different from data privacy?” In order to understand these distinctions, let’s break down each […]

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Monthly Breach Report: February 2021 Edition

January started with an attack on the US Capitol, raising multiple security concerns, including how much personal information on Congress members may have been stolen and/or leaked during the rioting. Between this and the massive international SolarWinds leak we began reporting on in December, US and international governments both may consider far-reaching data lockdown actions. […]

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Monthly Breach Report: January 2021 Edition

The year 2020 had some tough months when it came to massive data breaches that exposed vast and sometimes not yet known stores of personally identifiable information. But with just one extensive breach, December outran the other months of 2020. Here are some of the biggest hits of the month. Russia’s SolarWinds Intrusion A massive […]

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Avoiding Costly Mistakes in Mergers & Acquisitions

While technology merger and acquisition (M&A) activity slowed significantly in 2020 due to the pandemic—market uncertainty resulted in deal values falling to decade-low quarterly performances of $35B USD, as compared to $127B and $165B in 2019 and 2018, respectively—things picked back up in Q3. Each month included at least ten billion-dollar deals as pent-up demand […]

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Monthly Breach Report: December 2020 Edition

Data breaches did not go easy on November in 2020. Of the most significant 103 breaches reported, there were at least 586 data records compromised, creating vulnerabilities for millions of individuals’ personal data. The breaches were fairly evenly spread between cyberattacks and ransomware, with internal errors causing the next most common breach type. Someone Didn’t […]

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CPRA Passed on the California Ballot: What to Add to Your CCPA Compliance Checklist

The world at large is facing a privacy paradox. With personal data used more and more for everything from unlocking a phone to downloading an app, the public is increasingly aware of the risks of sharing data online. Unfortunately, individuals continue to share personal data. Largely because we have to: Individuals are required to give […]

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Monthly Breach Report: November 2020 Edition

October 2020 seemed to be a month during which large enterprises of major industries were suffering a huge number of security breaches in which significant personal data was exposed, at risk, or nefariously obtained and used for leverage by the attackers and leakers. Among key industries reporting organizational or enterprise breaches were healthcare, higher education, […]

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