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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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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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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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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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On Our Radar: August 16, 2019

Last week we held our annual RADAR User Summit. This event brings together a group of innovative, forward-thinking privacy professionals for three days of interactive workshops, best practice sharing, and general community building. 

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On Our Radar: July 25, 2019

Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are well into our summer routines at this point - backyard barbeques, longer days, and warmer (or much too warm!) weather is being enjoyed by all. That’s the ideal, at least. Just as they say there’s no rest for the wicked, there is also no rest for those charged with protecting our personal data (PHI, PII, and beyond) data. It’s a 24/7 job, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

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On Our Radar: July 19, 2019

Legal practitioners know firsthand the challenges in remaining compliant with data breach notification laws. Beyond the high-profile phishing, formjacking, and ransomware attacks, the everyday incident – a lost laptop, a misdirected letter – typically makes up the bulk of a privacy professional’s caseload. That’s not to say the work itself is routine or everyday. Consider:

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On Our Radar: July 12, 2019

If you’re in the States, you may have spent a long holiday weekend celebrating the 4th of July with neighborhood BBQs and summer night skies lit up with fireworks. Rolling into the office Monday morning after a holiday weekend can be a hustle – catching up on what you’ve missed, getting back into the work mindset, and reading through a pile of emails in your inbox. 

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Whose Breach Is It? Using Accountability to Build a State-of-the-Art Privacy Program

Ever since GDPR went into effect a little over a year ago, more and more countries (and U.S. states) have raced to adopt or change their own privacy laws. It’s a fast-paced world out there and changes to privacy regulations are coming quick — recently a colleague updated their map of U.S. breach notification laws, only to have it outdated two days later due to a change in the Texas privacy law. 

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Benchmarking Data and CCPA: Data Points to the Risk of Over-Reporting Under Emerging Regulations

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: June 28, 2019

It’s never a dull week in the world of incident response. Data breaches continue to impact consumers from Oregon to Delaware. Data breach laws continue to evolve - we’ve recently seen nine states pass new and expanded data breach notification laws. And the list of industries at risk of a data breach continues to grow, according to a recent report that found news industry websites to be a new target for nefarious actors. 

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On Our Radar: June 21, 2019

It’s been a busy week, as always, for privacy professionals around the globe. Below are a few topics the RADAR team is following in the news and discussing around the watercooler.

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On Our Radar: June 14, 2019

In my line of work, I’m afforded the opportunity to talk to privacy professionals on a daily basis. What always strikes me when I consider the daily life of a privacy pro is the challenges inherent in the work. Assessing, mitigating, and providing notification for data breaches is a large and often stressful part of the job. Beyond that critical work, however, is a long laundry list of complex, routine, and equally important privacy tasks.

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