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Cloud Storage, File Sharing Apps and GDPR: This Could Get Ugly Fast!

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 11:50

Cloud storage services and file sharing apps such as Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are so widely adopted by employees—knowingly or unknowingly by their IT departments—that most...

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GDPR: How to Prepare for a Borderless World of Data Privacy

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 13:11

One of the most influential business books of the early 21 st century is Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. He argued that the world is a level playing...

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EU-US Privacy Shield – Clock is ticking on US Companies to self-certify!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:36

If you use or are a US company that relied on Safe Harbour as the safety net when transferring data as opposed to Standard Contract Clauses (SCC) or Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) then take note....

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Document sanitization and redaction safety net for the forgetful user

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:26

Policies written. Tools provided. Training conducted.  As IT leaders, you have sufficiently enabled your users to properly sanitize and redact their documents before sharing outside the...

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The hidden dangers lurking inside public sector documents

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:30


Recently, President Obama reiterated a national commitment to securing Americans’ data under the Cyber Security National Action plan, acknowledging that while connecting online has given us all...

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'Cyber Essential' advice for the small business

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 13:09


Small businesses, indeed businesses of all sizes for that matter, continue to face critical business challenges whether due to the economy, changes to regulations or financial issues. One challenge...

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New encryption guidance published by UK’s Information Commissioner

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 16:19


The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office published update guidance on encryption on 3rd March 2016, amidst concerns that there was a general lack of understanding of how and when to use...

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DLP ready for SMB, Education and Local Government

8 reasons why DLP is now practical for SMB, Education and Local Government Organizations

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 09:00


 
Well, that only took 10 years. It is amazing to realize, that given the speed of innovation and significant technological advances in the world of cybersecurity, it took over a decade to...

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