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Are You Compliant with New Data Privacy Regulations?

By Lori Steuart | July 17, 2019
If you have customers or employees residing in areas such as California or the European Union, you are on the hook to comply with some of the toughest new data privacy regulations introduced in recent years. Individual privacy and access to information has always been a highly regulated area of… Read More
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How Data Governance Addresses the Risks of Data Residency and Sovereignty

By Deborah Lamb | July 16, 2019

Do you have a solid data governance plan in place? Is it up-to-date? Do you have a process for achieving it? If not, you might be at risk aggravating the current data residency and data sovereignty rules and regulations. With your eye on IT upgrades, data management, and the constant…

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Are You Ready for Ransomware? Some Common-Sense Suggestions

By Lori Steuart | July 9, 2019

Do you know the signs, exploits, or attacks that could bring down your organization’s systems? Most IT professionals feel confident in being able to recognize an attack, but your users may not know all the signs – or the ways to avoid them! So here are a few common-sense tips…

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What Different Industries Need to Do to Defend Against Ransomware

By Deborah Lamb | July 2, 2019

By 2021, cybercrime activity is predicted to cause $6 trillion in damages – but it doesn’t affect each industry equally. Several recent articles have identified the industries most frequently hit by ransomware attacks, so if you work in one of these fields, it’s time to get vigilant. Read on to…

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Ontario Municipalities Still not Ready for a Ransomware Attack

By Deborah Lamb | June 12, 2019

I had a great time last week at the MISA Ontario Annual Conference in Niagara Falls. We chatted with visitors about privacy compliance and ransomware protection and made over 150 specialty coffees, thanks to our friends at LatteBooth. Hopefully, those who visited our booth took away more than just a…

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How to Easily Respond to Right of Access Requests

By Nigel Miller | May 27, 2019

We mentioned this in a previous blog post, but it’s worth repeating: The European Union has taken an activist stance against privacy breaches by enacting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Similar legislation exists in other jurisdictions, while still others are using GDPR to model their own regulatory framework. Why…

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How to Simply Enable Right to Erasure (ie. Right to Be Forgotten) Requests

By Nigel Miller | May 21, 2019

If you’ve been paying even casual attention to the news, you know that companies like Facebook, Google, and (the now defunct) Cambridge Analytica have come under fire for how they handle people’s information. Yet underneath the media firestorm, these same companies have continued to be extraordinarily profitable (well, except for…

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How to Stay Safe From Ransomware

By Deborah Lamb | May 13, 2019

In the time it took for you to open this document and start reading it, a new ransomware variant has been developed. Every 18 seconds! And unfortunately, these new ransomware variants are intelligently developed and deployed. It is unlikely that your data is sufficiently protected to stop this new breed…

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Compliance & Regulation

Protecting Your Data for Compliance and Ransomware

By Steve Lamb | May 6, 2019

GDPR and other PII regulations have dramatically changed how companies handle and are held accountable for the data they collect. Consumers have been empowered to ask companies about the PII information they collect on them, and then have it erased. The Right of Access and Right to Erasure regulations means…

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