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GDPR fines

Massive GDPR Fines Mean Investors, Board Members Rethink Cybersecurity

The fines levied by the EU this past week against British Airways and Marriott International are the largest fines imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation, enacted just over a year ago. The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined British Airways a proposed $230 million penalty for an incident that compromised the data of some 500,000 customers which occurred between ...
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security awareness

Calculating the Return on Security Awareness Training: What You Need to Know

It’s no secret that investing in security awareness training for your employees can be costly. In fact, even when the IT leaders in your organization understand the critical nature of such training and champion its cause, decision makers in the C-Suite might not be so easily convinced. The key is making sure your C-Suite team understands what will be gained ...
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Open Data initiative

The Microsoft, SAP and Adobe Led Open Data Initiative Plows Ahead

This week at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas, an event that started on July 14 and closes on the 18th, the founding partners of the Open Data Initiative (ODI), which is comprised of Microsoft, Adobe and SAP, delivered a much needed update. At the Inspire event, Microsoft showed a number of new capabilities that focused on the ability to move ...
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What your board needs to know about tech

What Your Board Needs to Know about Tech Advancement in Digital Transformation

We talk a lot about key stakeholders in digital transformation. Usually, that means a discussion about members of the C-suite, or other leaders and executives that need to “walk the walk” so employees will get onboard with the change digital transformation inevitably brings. But what about your Board members? For digital transformation to be, well, transformational, board members will need ...
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Facebook fine

Why The FTC’s Record Setting Facebook Fine Won’t Change Anything

July 13, 2019 was a landmark day for the FTC as they levied their largest ever fine against Facebook. This fine followed an in-depth investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices as well as their negligence in cases including Cambridge Analytica. While the fine was certainly significant at a sum of Five Billion U.S. Dollars, there are many questions around the decision ...
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