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RADAR® Wins Two Prestigious Awards

RADAR Team Wins Gold for Product Development, Management Team of the Year; RADAR, Incident Response Management Platform, Wins Bronze for Innovation in Compliance by Info Security 2016 Global Excellence Awards

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Information Security: It takes an Ecosystem

This article originally published in KM World Magazine, March 2016. Click here to read the full article.

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Montana and Connecticut Amend Data Breach Notification Statutes

In a continued trend of states extending their data breach laws to better protect residents, Montana and Connecticut passed legislation earlier this year that went into effect October 1, 2015. Both Montana’s H.B. 74 and Connecticut’s S.B. 949 increase the stringency of data breach notification obligations for businesses that own, license, or maintain computerized data that includes personally identifiable information (PII). Montana and Connecticut are two of the most recent states to pass or modify such legislation (see recent changes in Wyoming as well), which to date extends to nearly all U.S. states and territories.

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2015: The Year of Incident Response

A new cyber-risk handbook from the National Association of Corporate Directors states the case bluntly: “If a sophisticated attacker targets a company’s systems, they will almost certainly [be breached].”[1] For the last decade and more, privacy and security professionals have focused on preventing data breaches. Yet the most massive breaches in history have happened within the last year, despite millions invested in information security. The reason is simple: there is great economic value to cyber-criminals, foreign governments, and other organizations in stealing information. According to some estimates, between  $9 trillion and $21 trillion of global economic value could be at risk from cyber attacks. Teams of cyber-attackers are using increasingly sophisticated tactics to deploy malware and mount multi-stage attacks that search for security holes until they find a way in.

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