Category: Information Security Training

Are Data Privacy and GDPR the Same Thing?

As you may already know, one of the biggest changes to EU data protection rules is coming into effect on May 25, 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a wide-ranging set of rules you must follow when collecting, processing, and storing an individual’s personal data. Some of its key aims are to strengthen and harmonise data protection legislation throughout the EU and to ensure that individuals are fully informed about, and in control of, their personal data. So, does this mean that data privacy and GDPR are one and the same? Not quite.

3 Key Cyber Security Tips for Your Employees

When we think of cybersecurity, we think of top training IT professionals who are working every day to stop huge data breaches from happening. While that's true, we forget that cyber security can be simple - some of the best cybersecurity guards are right in the office. Employees are dealing with data, passwords, usernames, and secure customer information on a daily basis; they are the first in line to preventing cyber hacks and data breaches. Ensure Strong Passwords: This is the simplest method of prevention yet the easiest way for systems to be hacked.

Impact of Data Breach on an Organization

Last month, after a successful purchase by Verizon, search engine giant Yahoo revealed that as many as 500 million user accounts had been compromised, resulting in Verizon asking for a $1 billion discount on the $4.5 billion dollar purchase.

The Pros and Cons of Self Policing

The Pros and Cons of Self Policing Self Policing refers to a setting whereby an organization is fully liable for its compliance to ethical, safety, and legal standards.

Impacts of a Security Breach on an Organization and Its Reputation

Impacts of a Security Breach on an Organization and Its Reputation If you or your employees have the ability to take your work with you, how confident are you in your practice of security? Are you aware of the impact a breach to your organization will have? The security measures are no longer basic precautions. Due to the sophistication and abundance of ways to attack a company, security must always encompass the overall well-being of the enterprise, and it's consumer. Anywhere you go--whether at home or the local coffee shop--the threat to your secured data increases.

The Impacts of a Security Breach on Your Business – Your Company’s Reputation

The Impacts of a Security Breach on Your Business - Your Company's Reputation There are many incidents in businesses which can easily affect your organization. Sometimes, you have control of these incidents, but other times, they're beyond your reach. Security breaches are especially known for having a lasting impact on even the most secure companies, and they've also affected countless others.

Top Issues to Consider For the Ethics of Cyber-security

Top Issues to Consider For the Ethics of Cyber-security IT security professionals have a challenging job when it comes to cyber-security. Not only must they guard against attacks but they also must contend with ethical issues. Most businesses have an official policy regarding privacy and other ethical issues. However, security personnel must often make decisions on a case-by-case basis. Most of the leading issues that pertain to the ethics of cyber-security concern privacy.

4 Tips for Cyber Security Programs

4 Tips for Cyber Security Programs When it comes to training employees about cyber security, it's not enough to simply tell them to be vigilant; training programs need to engage participants and need to incorporate an assessment of both the employees' knowledge of best practices and audits of current practice. After all, just one misstep can have serious negative repercussions for your organization.

5 Ways to Overcome Information Security Compliance Challenges

5 Ways to Overcome Information Security Compliance Challenges ‘Cyber-attacks increase amid mounting security concerns in global industries’ Headlines like the above are commonplace in the media today. It seems like each time we open a newspaper, switch on our TV, or go online, we are confronted with a new case of an information security breach. In 2014, a study on data breach preparedness confirmed that 43% of US organizations had a data breach in the past year and that this figure is growing.