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Mahmood Sher-Jan, CHCP, CEO and Founder

CEO, RADAR

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Creating a Unified Framework for Global Incident Response

This week marks a milestone in the accelerated growth of RADAR as we open the doors to our new and expansive headquarters in downtown Portland, Oregon. This office move - though only a few blocks down the road from our former office - is a signifier of the growth our organization has gone through over the last few years, which kicked into hyper growth since becoming a part of the Vista Equity Partners’ portfolio. From the initial spark of an idea in 2009 that would develop into RADAR and ultimately becoming an independent well funded company in 2016, to the investment from Vista Equity Partners in November 2018, the product and company have seen tremendous advancements. Our commitment to innovation and our mission to establish the industry standard for a unified, global incident response management platform means that we aren’t slowing down any time soon.

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Faster Time to Privacy Incident Decision: How to Accelerate Breach Notification Timeframes

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR. Read the original article on the IAPP Privacy Advisor.

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Global Impacts of the GDPR - One Year Later

Preparing for the GDPR was a herculean effort for many. Now here we are, one year later, and the tide of GDPR fervor has ebbed, but not significantly receded – after all, achieving compliance is a marathon, not a sprint!

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Benchmarking Data on the First Anniversary of the GDPR

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR. Read the original article on the IAPP Privacy Advisor.

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On Our Radar: May 3, 2019

One of the biggest annual events in privacy, the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, is currently taking place in Washington D.C. If you’re in attendance, come find me at the RADAR booth (#107!) for conversations on all things privacy, incident response, and data breach regulations.

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Benchmarking for GDPR: How often are organizations reporting data breaches to authorities and subjects?

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR. Read the original article on the IAPP Privacy Advisor.

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Anatomy of a Privacy Incident: Webinar Q&A

The recent webinar Anatomy of A Privacy Incident: Data Breach Response and Investigation Best Practices dove into the best practices for designing an incident response program that encourages an organization-wide culture of compliance. Panelists Andrew Reeder from Rush University Medical Center and Asra Ali from Healthscape Advisors lead a lively discussion into the ins and outs of compliance programs, covering topics ranging from common presumptions and best practices for managing the phases of incident response within an organization. 

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How often do notification exceptions apply? We look to the data

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management brought to you by RADAR. Find earlier installments of this series here.

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Are organizations meeting their notification obligations when timelines are specified?

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR, a provider of purpose-built decision-support software designed to guide users through a consistent, defensible process for incident management and risk assessment. Find earlier installments of this series here. 

Once an incident has been discovered, the clock starts ticking. Privacy officers and their teams must immediately investigate the incident, perform a multi-factor risk assessment according to all applicable jurisdictions to determine if the incident rises to the level of a data breach, and notify affected individuals, regulators, and authorities — often within a very short time frame. It can be a daunting task, compounded by the need to keep up with an ever-changing patchwork of data breach regulations, both enacted and proposed, each with their own unique requirements. 

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The Why, What, and How of Benchmarking Your Privacy Program

We live in a world of measurements, from batting averages to number of steps walked to miles per gallon. Measuring our performance against certain standards or that of others—in other words, benchmarking—gives us a line in the sand from which we determine how and where to improve. This is especially important in the world of privacy, where it can be hard to gauge the effectiveness of programs and initiatives. And without the numbers to back you up, getting sufficient organizational priority and budget for your privacy program is difficult.  

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Benchmarking Voluntary Breach Notifications: Frequency and Drivers

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR, Inc., a provider of purpose-built decision-support software designed to guide users through a consistent, defensible process for incident management and risk assessment. Find earlier installments of this series here.

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Full disclosure: Benchmarking data reveals the human error in privacy incidents

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by Radar Inc., a provider of purpose-built decision-support software designed to guide users through a consistent, defensible process for incident management and risk assessment. Find earlier installments of this series here.

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More Individual Records Exposed in First Six Months of 2018 than in All of 2017: The State of Healthcare Data Breach Response

This article by RADAR CEO Mahmood Sher-Jan originally appeared on the Compliance and Ethics blog. Click here to view it in its original format.

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What's Driving the Growth of Data Breach Response?

In July Gartner published its new Hype Cycle for Privacy, which provides a snapshot of various technology capabilities and categories, their relative market trajectory over time, and forecasts for future adoption. A new category that emerged in the 2018 report is Data Breach Response, whose debut underscores the emergence of a broader awareness of this critical capability for enterprises that collect and process personal data.

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The Compliance Trifecta: Privacy, Security, and Legal

Unless you’re storing grain on a farm, I think we can all agree that silos are bad, and that collaborative efforts are good. So why do silos continue to plague the business world?

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