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Monthly Breach Report: April 2020 Edition

While the world is battling the deadly outbreak of COVID-19, cybercriminals are capitalizing on the crisis to carry out data breaches unabatedly. The last month of Q1 recorded some of the year’s biggest data breaches to date. With businesses on the brink of pandemic-induced economic recession, falling victim to a data breach can be devastating.  […]

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Guidance for a Cloud Migration PIA

There’s something exciting about migrating data to a new environment. It’s an opportunity to start fresh, like the decluttering and reorganizing we do before we move to a new house. It’s also the time to really think about what personal data we are migrating and how we intend to allow for its processing. Since companies […]

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WHO Confirmed: Data Privacy Matters, Even During a Global Pandemic

“Yes, I would say this is probably the first epidemic or pandemic of the 21st century in which the full power of information technology, social media, artificial intelligence is being applied to almost every aspect of this response…” That was how Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme, […]

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Monthly Breach Report: March 2020 Edition

As more and more businesses are facing the wrath of data beaches globally, the wave of compromised data is getting worse. According to research by PCI Pal, an overwhelming 83% US consumers will stop their spending with an organization for several months in the immediate aftermath of a security breach, and more than 21% of […]

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Data in the Time of Coronavirus

As the experience of living through a global pandemic sinks in, we are adjusting to a new reality. Airports are half-empty, hand sanitizers are the price of good wine, and if you want to clear out a quiet corner in a busy coffee shop, all you have to do is cough for 30 seconds and […]

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Monthly Breach Report: February 2020 Edition

No organization wants to be a victim of a phishing attack, but the sad reality is, it can and does happen to businesses on a daily basis. Hardly a day goes by without data breaches grabbing headlines. Believe it or not, Europe reported more than 160,000 data breach notifications since the GDPR came into effect […]

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Monthly Breach Report: January 2020 Edition

Protecting organizations against data breaches, where valuable personal information and intellectual property are compromised, is both a global economic issue as well as a critical management issue for every business. With a hacking attack happening every 39 seconds, organizations need data protection measures in place to survive. Most organizations simply didn’t know where their most […]

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How to Associate Third-Parties with the Data Subjects they Process

[Part 3 of a 3-Part Blog Series] If you’ve been following my two previous blog posts, you know that we’re building a layered approach to data management founded on visibility into data subjects and the ability to protect personal information through data obfuscation and deletion. But these foundational steps aren’t much good unless they can […]

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