1. First Step to Compliance: A Thorough and Accurate Risk Assessment

    Complying with data privacy and protection regulations wouldn’t give several business owners sleepless nights if it only meant installing a predefined list of security solutions. Compliance goes way beyond this – and for good reason. In principle, regulators, local or international, want businesses to: assess the type of data they store and manage gauge the potential risks the data is exposed …Read More

  2. Data Protection Regulations: The “New Normal” For All Businesses

    In today’s global information economy, your business data is the golden goose chased by cybercriminals. Given how this data has an endless life, who can ensure it isn’t exploited for unsavory gains? Well, governments worldwide have stepped up to the plate. The implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018 by the European Union (EU) opened the floodgates for this global wa…Read More

  3. How to Ensure Compliance When Working Remotely

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has presented businesses across the world with many unique challenges when it comes to their day-to-day operations. With every business trying its best to survive in this unprecedented climate, remote working has become a critical factor in keeping operations up and running. However, this adaptation has exposed businesses to a whole new level of cybersecurity and comp…Read More

  4. Why Your Business Needs a Data Security Policy

    Today, the competitive business environment is data-driven. Data provides key insights into your customers and business performance that helps you make better decisions and improve processes. However, the sudden influx of employees working remotely exposes your organization's information to several security threats. The growing number of data breaches only validates that data security should be a …Read More

  5. Recommended Best Practices for a Secure Supply Chain

    Your business’ cybersecurity posture must prioritize detection, evaluation and mitigation of risks posed by your supply chain. It's vital that your security is upgraded on a regular basis to better prepare for any worst-case scenarios. Having said that, it should come as no surprise that a vulnerable third party your organization deals with can weaken your supply chain as well. Although controll…Read More

  6. Protecting Your Business-Critical Data From Human Threat

    Although the technology-driven era we live in has made information sharing and data access very efficient, it has also brought forth a new set of challenges. One of the major challenges businesses face in this day and age is the rising threat to data security. However, the threat to business data does not always come from external actors. According to a study by CybSafe, human error, whether inten…Read More

  7. Prioritizing Compliance Commitment Across All Work Environments

    A secure and compliant work environment is what data protection regulations worldwide mandate your business to build and maintain. It must be secure enough to mitigate as many risks as possible and be compliant with every single rule/guideline listed in the regulation. The most important aspect to remember is these regulations take into consideration your remote work environment as well. No matter…Read More

  8. Fines, Penalties, and Violations – Oh My!

    Global data protection regulations (new or updated) are being enforced aggressively, resulting in a tsunami of hefty fines and penalties handed out to violators. The majority of these violations are a result of the failure to conduct regular risk assessments, which form an integral part of the "appropriate measures" a business must take to ensure information security. For example, in 2017, credit …Read More

  9. Monitor, Test, Restore – Making Sure Your Backups Are Ready!

    Backups play a critical role in any data protection strategy. If you're counting on your backups for disaster recovery and business continuity, unexpected backup failure can prove to be disastrous for your business. Especially when backups are scheduled automatically, you run the risk of falling victim to media failure, software issues, cyberattacks, or even a simple human error. A study estimated…Read More

  10. AVAST JUMPSHOT

    Did you know your browsing history could be sold to some of the largest companies in the world? New light has recently been shined on the secretive sale of people’s internet browsing histories, through a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag. It came to light that “Jumpshot,” a subsidiary of Avast, an antivirus program used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, was selling high…Read More