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Getting ready for GDPR: key actions to ensure your organization is compliant

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 14:39

Guy Bunker, SVP Products & Marketing
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s largest and most significant cross-border regulation comes into effect in May 2018, just over 6 months’...

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Tips to protect the potential next target of the financial sector – Trading apps

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 14:55

The media landscape today continues to share stories of the increased cyber vulnerabilities in mobile applications. While banks have had many years to develop and tailor their apps to respond to...

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GDPR Compliance – take a practical approach with 5 key steps

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 15:56

I have been fortunate to be invited to speak about the EU GDPR at a variety of security conferences and events recently including, ISSA in the USA, CeBIT in Germany, C-Cure/DEXCEO in Denmark,...

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Cloud Storage, File Sharing Apps and GDPR: This Could Get Ugly Fast!

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 11:50

Cloud storage services and file sharing apps such as Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are so widely adopted by employees—knowingly or unknowingly by their IT departments—that most...

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GDPR: How to Prepare for a Borderless World of Data Privacy

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 13:11

One of the most influential business books of the early 21 st century is Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. He argued that the world is a level playing...

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EU-US Privacy Shield – Clock is ticking on US Companies to self-certify!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:36

If you use or are a US company that relied on Safe Harbour as the safety net when transferring data as opposed to Standard Contract Clauses (SCC) or Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) then take note....

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Document sanitization and redaction safety net for the forgetful user

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:26

Policies written. Tools provided. Training conducted. As IT leaders, you have sufficiently enabled your users to properly sanitize and redact their documents before sharing outside the organization,...

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malware in documents

The hidden dangers lurking inside public sector documents

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:30


Recently, President Obama reiterated a national commitment to securing Americans’ data under the Cyber Security National Action plan, acknowledging that while connecting online has given us all...

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