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What are the consequences of not being GDPR compliant?

The General Data Protection Regulation will be in effect less than a year from now, which is why it’s important for everyone to understand the law as well as the consequences that come from not being compliant.

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What is the European Union’s GDPR, and why is it important?

With less than a year before the General Data Protection Regulation takes effect, we’re kicking off a series of blog posts to get everyone up-to-speed with the changes. The GDPR is a new European privacy law that will require companies, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union, or analyze data tied to EU residents, to make some pretty big policy changes.

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Protecting against ransomware requires up-to-date operating systems

The WannaCry malware attack last month has woken up business leaders to the importance of keeping computer operating systems up to date. Companies across industries were affected by the ransomware attack, in which users’ data was held hostage. The business disruptions were severe in some cases, but the greater lesson from this episode is how much worse it could have been if a “kill switch” hadn’t been discovered relatively soon after the attack. 

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Security on my mind

Security is on the minds of everyone this week. Certainly moving into the digital world comes with risks and this week reminded us of them.

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Fool me once-shame on the hacker. Fool me twice-shame on me!

In May, at least 200,000 organizations in 150 countries including hospitals, transformation systems and factories were infected with “WanaCrypt0r” ransomware-malware, a self-spreading virus which took advantage of vulnerabilities in the Microsoft server and desktop operating systems. 

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