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Cybersecurity When You Work From Home

Cybersecurity When You Work From Home

Working from home is quickly becoming the new norm. But home networks and setups are rarely as safe as their corporate counterparts. Whether you are a seasoned worker from home or new to it, there are precautions you should take to ensure you are protecting both your own and your company data. Here are a few tips to get you

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Privacy at Work: 5 Employee Policies To Prevent a Breach

Privacy at Work: 5 Employee Policies To Prevent a Breach

With rising rates of cybercrime, the most likely cause of a privacy breach is still error, or lack of awareness, on the part of the employees. Though there is certainly a place for technology and tools to guard your castle, here are five policies that will keep one of your employees from accidentally leaving a door open. Password Policy The

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Your Guide to the LGPD – Brazil’s Privacy Act

Your Guide to the LGPD - Brazil's Privacy Act

What is the LGPD? The LGPD is the Brazilian version of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). In Portuguese it is Lei Geralde Proteçãode Dados, or in English, General Law of Personal Protection. It is a framework of legal guidelines for collection and processing of personal info of individuals within Brazil. Or, in short, it’s a set of rules that companies need

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Your Guide to the CCPA – California Consumer Privacy Act

Your Guide to the CCPA - California Consumer Privacy Act

What is the CCPA? The California Consumer Privacy Act is a framework of legal guidelines for collection and processing of personal info of individuals who reside in the state of California. Or, in short, it’s a set of rules that companies need to follow to collect and protect a user’s data. As of January 1st, 2020, any company that handles California residents’ data

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Why You Should Care About Data Privacy Regulations

Why You Should Care About Data Privacy Regulations

I get it, Data Privacy Regulations are a pain. They are complicated and difficult to understand. Most of them are written in legalese. And, as a company, they take time and money to implement properly. But hear me out on this one… it will save you money in the long run to become compliant. In the past businesses were able

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Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments Done Right

Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments Done Right

Before embarking on any kind of compliance it is important to understand what the requirements are and when you need to implement them. The GDPR (Global Data Protection Regulation) in the EU states that you have to run a DPIA (Data Protection Impact Assessment) if you are using any data that is highly sensitive or could be high risk if

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Your Social Network is Bigger Than You Think

Your Social Network is Bigger Than You Think

I was reviewing privacy settings when I realized that several of them include options that extend your posts to your friend’s friends (Facebook), or your connection’s connections (LinkedIn). I started to wonder how broadly that audience actually extended. So I did what I usually do; I did the math, for fun. I’m cool that way. Calculating the Size of a

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Social Engineering – Trust but Verify

Social Engineering - Trust but Verify

What’s the easiest way steal something that is kept securely behind a lock? Get ahold of the key. Or even better, just have someone let you in. Sounds preposterous but this is the number one way tech criminals get access to personal identities and private company information; the users are tricked into handing it over. Social Engineering is the science

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10 Tips to Safeguard Your Online Privacy

10 Tips to Safeguard Your Online Privacy

When you have something important, you make efforts to keep it safe. You wouldn’t leave your credit card out on a bench and walk away, or leave your house keys at the mall with your address attached. Sounds far fetched but it’s essentially what we are doing with personal information every day. Your online data, from what you enter to

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Social Credit – How You Are Really Being Measured

Social Credit - How You Are Really Being Measured

When I pick services, restaurants, or even download apps, I always research their ratings first. I rely on a system where an audience of other users or buyers give their (hopefully) unbiased opinion about what I am about to purchase. What if we turned the tables and allowed companies to rate the users? This is Social Credit. A system where your

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