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On Our Radar: October 11, 2019

It probably isn’t often that the world of privacy professionals is likened to a soap opera. However, if you really think about it, is the privacy world really all that far off from this genre of daytime television? The melodrama. The suspense. The evil twins!

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Incident response ROI: Benchmarking data to secure budget, prove value

Around the office the last few months, we’ve taken to referencing a famous quote by Arthur Nielsen:  “the price of light is less than the cost of darkness.”

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On Our Radar: October 4, 2019

Over the last couple On our Radar posts, my colleagues have covered two industries that hold some of our most personal and sensitive information; healthcare and financial services. Today I wanted to dig into another industry that experiences unique regulatory challenges when it comes to protecting personally identifiable information, both PHI and PII: the insurance sector. 

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The CISO’s Guide to Mitigating Enterprise Risk with Privacy by Design

In the good old days, CISOs were all about security. They served as guardians at the gate and protectors of the perimeter. As technology evolved, so did the CISO’s role. One of the most significant impacts on today’s CISOs, however, has nothing to do with mobile devices, malware, or the Internet of Things (IoT).

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On Our Radar: September 27, 2019

This week has really been one for the books. 

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Why Security Needs Privacy to Succeed on the Job (and Vice Versa)

With GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other high-profile regulations making waves these days, privacy is a hot topic. Despite this, some security professionals may not immediately consider privacy to be relevant to their function within the organization.

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RADAR, LLC Transforms to RadarFirst

The first and only privacy vendor to offer patented, streamlined incident response management changes company name to reflect expansion and evolution to providing a scalable framework for managing global data breach notification obligations.

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On Our Radar: September 20, 2019

In last week’s installment of On Our Radar my colleague Greg discussed the data breaches and security incidents that threaten the healthcare industry, including the unique challenges for healthcare privacy professionals. This week, I wanted to take the same approach diving into another industry that is heavily regulated and is charged with protecting sensitive personal information: financial services.

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Preview: 5 Can’t-miss sessions at IAPP P.S.R.

The 2019 IAPP Privacy. Risk. Security. conference is only a few days away, and there will be a lot to discuss as leading minds in the privacy field gather in Las Vegas to establish and share best practices. 

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On Our Radar: September 13, 2019

Here at RADAR, we spend every day reading about different data breaches and security incidents that affect a wide range of industries. One of the industries that is the most challenged in keeping data secure is healthcare. 

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To Manage Enterprise Privacy Risks, CISOs Have to Measure It

Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu once said, “Know thy enemy.” When it comes to managing risk, CISOs must know what threatens the privacy and security of their organization’s sensitive data. That means having the ability to identify and measure all the risks lurking throughout the enterprise—no easy feat.

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On Our Radar: September 6, 2019

Around the RADAR offices, we talk a lot about the work of privacy professionals and how we can continue to bring greater value to our customers. Part of these discussions include quantifying the cost of poor incident response, and the risk presented to organizations when a data breach is mishandled. 

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On Our Radar: August 29, 2019

For many of us, the new school year marks the end of summer. Back to routines and brand new notebooks and pencils. For privacy professionals, the end of summer is still business as usual since privacy incidents and data breaches don’t take a summer vacation. The work of safeguarding privacy is never really complete.

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How long should it take to risk score and reach a notification decision for a privacy incident?

If you’ve been in the privacy world for any amount of time, you recognize there has been a marked increase in the speed at which our world operates. New threats to our data are introduced every day. With the expanding scope of what constitutes protected and sensitive data, the number of privacy cases we must manage at any given time is increasing.

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USAA Receives the Inaugural Kevin Padrick Privacy Excellence Award at RADAR User Summit

If you’re a privacy professional, Portland in August is the place to be. Earlier this month, our team had the pleasure of hosting privacy and legal professionals from domestic and global companies obligated to consumer data protection obligations at our 2nd annual RADAR User Summit.

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