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On Our Radar: November 8, 2019

Around the office, we talk a lot about how cyber attacks affect companies across many industries. We also often end up discussing the privacy industry itself. In a nutshell: it’s growing. And not just for the known players in the space. The industry is also seeing the introduction and proliferation of start ups and fresh faces.

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5 Hot Topics from the PrivSec Conference in New York

Traditionally, privacy and security have been poles apart. We’ve seen an increased effort in the industry to align these two functions, especially as heavyweight regulations like GDPR and CCPA become effective. This week’s 2019 PrivSec Conference at Columbia University in New York seeks to further unite privacy and security with two days of inspiration and instruction from industry leaders. 

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On Our Radar: November 1, 2019

How is it already November? Halloween is behind us, and thank goodness for that! Privacy professionals have more than enough to scare and trick us in our professional lives already–did you read my colleague Dorothy’s recent post about the rise in heart attacks following a ransomware data breach

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Evaluate Your Privacy Incident Response Program: Introducing New Quarterly Benchmarking Metrics

If you’ve ever participated in an organized sport, you’re likely well aware of the importance of context when it comes to evaluating your performance as a player. Say, for example, I play soccer every weekend (which I do). Let’s imagine I’m arguably the best defender on my team - or even across all the recreational players involved (it’s fun to pretend). I might start feeling pretty good about myself, and how I perform on the pitch. Now imagine I’m suddenly pulled into an MLS game, playing against professionals in the field. I might be a good player on a limited bench - on weekends, playing against other amateur enthusiasts, but in a larger scale I cannot rank or make the cut.

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On Our Radar: October 24, 2019

Another week has gone by, and with it another news cycle filled with examples of recent data breaches, hacking attacks, and regulatory enforcements. Does it feel like our work as privacy professionals is enjoying a little too much of the limelight these days?

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Built to Win: 5 Steps of a Proactive Incident Response Plan that Works

Privacy and security incidents involving sensitive personal data are as individual as fingerprints. An incident involving misplaced paper records is vastly different from a large-scale cyber-attack affecting millions of people. Yet the organization with the paper incident and the organization with the cyber-attack are both subject to a complex web of global data breach notification laws—which could include GPDR, a mixture of U.S. federal / state regulations, and even unique demands under CCPA .

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Changing Data Breach Laws: The New York SHIELD Act

Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), amending New York State’s existing data breach notification law and creating new data security requirements for businesses collecting private information on New York Residents. 

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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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