Category Archives: InfoSec

What you need to know about the PCI DSS and PII

PCI DSS and PII

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) can mean a number of things but is an important piece of any security or privacy-focused regulation, such as PCI DSS. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) comprises a set of policies and procedures that aim to protect credit, debit, and cash card… Read more »

How to secure e-PHI true to the Security Rule under HIPAA

HIPAA SECURITY RULE

When working for a care provider, it’s important you understand all of HIPAA’s requirements, but many of your responsibilities, as a security professional, reside in the Security Rule. Whether you work in the healthcare industry or have been reading up on the industry, you’ve probably heard the acronym HIPAA occasionally… Read more »

Spooky Stats for Cyber Security Awareness Month

cyber security awareness month

Spooky Stats for National Cyber Security Awareness Month The last day of Cyber Security Awareness Month is upon us, so let’s round up the month with some cybersecurity numbers from 2018 so far. October was dedicated to creating awareness of the importance of cybersecurity. Here are some statistics from the… Read more »

GDPR Day Has Commenced

GDPR day

GDPR Day has commenced May 25th is finally upon us, which means GDPR day has commenced. Many companies are likening GDPR to the dreaded Y2K we faced at the end of the last millennium.  Sure, it is true that they do share a sense of major consequences if requirements aren’t… Read more »

Debunking the Top 7 GDPR Myths for Compliance Success

While the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25th, many companies are still struggling to make sense of the regulation and prepare for ongoing compliance. In this post, I hope to clear up some frequent questions by debunking popular GDPR myths. Below are my top seven GDPR… Read more »

Need-to-Know GDPR Terminology for Compliance Success- Part 4

GDPR Terminology

GDPR from A-Z This is the last of our GDPR terminology series and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just around the corner. We hope this series and the rest of our blogs have provided you with resources for successful GDPR compliance. We’ll continue to provide educational resources and… Read more »

Need-to-Know GDPR Terminology for Compliance Success- Part 3

GDPR Terminology

GDPR from A-Z The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is only two months away and many are still confused about the taxonomy used throughout the legislation, rendering them unable to understand the resources they need to prepare for compliance. This cheat sheet of GDPR terminology, from P to Re, can… Read more »

Need-to-Know GDPR Terminology for Compliance Success- Part 2

GDPR Terminology

GDPR from A-Z Organizations worldwide are scrambling to meet GDPR compliance before the regulation takes effect on May 25th of this year (2018). Other still aren’t taking it seriously enough. Hopefully, you’re here because your organization is committed to taking the necessary steps towards GDPR compliance. If you’re just beginning… Read more »

Need-to-Know GDPR Terminology for Compliance Success- Part 1

GDPR Terminology

GDPR from A-Z The GDPR is just a few months away, which means the countdown-crunch to compliance has begun. If you’re just beginning to learn about the General Data Protection Regulation, being implemented by the European Union in May, use this GDPR Terminology Cheat-Sheet (terms from A to D) to… Read more »

A Simple Journey to GDPR Compliance: Data Reporting

GDPR data reporting

  A Simple Journey to GDPR Compliance: Data Reporting So, you’re trying to make sense of these new data protection regulations being implemented by the European Union. Breaking down your compliance process into steps can help make the task a little easier.  By now you should have discovered the data… Read more »