Articles tagged with: GDPR

Study Finds More than 2.3 Billion Online Files Currently Exposed

Study Finds More than 2.3 Billion Online Files Currently Exposed

More than two billion files exposed across SMB-enabled file shares, misconfigured network-attached storage (NAS) devices, FTP and rsync servers and Amazon S3 buckets were found in a “Too Much Information: The Sequel,” report by Digital Shadows. A total of 750 million more than last year, the report says.

GDPR, Online Files Currently Exposed

Data Protection Commission Investigates Facebook

Data Protection Commission Investigates Facebook

After Facebook alerted the Data Protection Commission (DPC) that it had found hundreds of millions of user passwords stored in its internal servers in plain text format, DPC launched an investigation to determine whether the company had acted in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to an April 25 press release.

Cybersecurity Workforce, GDPR, passwords, facebook

2018 Set a New Record for Security Vulnerabilities

2018 Set a New Record for Security Vulnerabilities

With more than 16,500 known security vulnerabilities being catalogued, 2018 set a new record over last year’s previous record of 14,714. CEOs and security teams of all businesses should take note of this issue, given the recent enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which penalizes corporate data/privacy breaches of EU citizens with staggering fines. Organizations can be fined up to 4 percent of annual global turnover or €20 million. That’s for each offense.

Security Vulnerabilities, GDPR, hackers

GDPR Implementation Slow but Improving

GDPR Implementation Slow but Improving

According to the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Implementation Review Survey conducted by IT Governance, six months after the GDPR went into effect, the majority of organizations are failing to implement the mandatory regulations.

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GDPR: Seeing Beyond Compliance to 3 Business Benefits

GDPR: Seeing Beyond Compliance to 3 Business Benefits

GDPR, gdpr benefits, data protection

Cybersecurity breaches make headline news, seemingly on a daily basis. Private data for millions of consumers is compromised at greater frequency. Organizations scramble to remediate damages and restructure their cyber defense tactics. To address this new normal and further protect personal information from data breaches, the European Union will formally implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018. Replacing its 1995 predecessor, The Data Collective Directive, the GDPR will hold organizations legally responsible for their awareness and commitment to appropriately managing sensitive, personal information, including everything from an individual’s name to their identity/Social Security number and IP address.

GDPR And What It Means for Your Business

GDPR And What It Means for Your Business

GDPR, dpo, data protection

Beginning May 25, 2018, a new law will greatly affect how adtech companies comply with the collection and processing of personal data. The law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is actually a European Union law, but it could have far-reaching effects beyond European borders, as U.S.-based companies will have to comply with the new regulation when doing business within the EU.

GDPR: Whose problem is it anyway?

GDPR: Whose problem is it anyway?

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With the GDPR deadline looming on May 25, 2018, every organization in the world that transmits data related to EU citizens is focused on achieving compliance. And for good reason. The ruling carries the most serious financial consequences of any privacy law to date – the greater of 20 million EUR or 4 percent of global revenue, potentially catastrophic penalties for many companies.