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What is FISMA Compliance? Regulations and Requirements

FISMA stands for the Federal Information Security Management Act, which the United States Congress passed in 2002: it requires federal agencies to implement information security plans to protect sensitive data....

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We Need to Talk About Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB): The Safeguards Rule Will Be Changing!

As a blogger following data security laws and regulations, I’m occasionally rewarded with an “I told you this law would be important” moment.  Earlier this month with the news that...

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[Online Conference] Varonis Coffee Series: Unique Insights Into Data Security and Privacy

Looking for a different take on the data security landscape? Join our multi-disciplinary team of experts as they discuss the laws, ethics, and defensive techniques behind data protection and privacy. Over four Tuesdays starting...

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Right to be Forgotten: Explained

The “Right to be Forgotten” (RTBF) is a key element of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but the concept pre-dates the latest legislation by at least five...

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What is PCI Compliance: Requirements and Penalties

PCI compliance is a set of standards and guidelines for companies to manage and secure credit card related personal data. The major credit card companies – Visa, Mastercard, and American...

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Wyden’s Consumer Data Protection Act: How to Be Compliant

Will 2019 be the year the US gets its own GDPR-like privacy law? Since my last post in this series, privacy legislation is becoming more certain to pass. Leaders from...

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Wyden’s Consumer Data Protection Act: Preview of US Privacy Law

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has, for good reason, received enormous coverage in the business and tech press in 2018. But wait, there’s another seismic privacy shift occurring, and...

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NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation in Plain English

In 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) launched GDPR-like cybersecurity regulations for its massive financial industry. Unusual at the state level, this new regulation includes strict...

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NIST 800-171: Definition and Tips for Compliance

Do you or does a company you work with deal with the Federal Government? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has some important information regarding your important information....

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The Average Reading Level of a Privacy Policy

On May 25th, 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, better known as GDPR, became an enforceable law. The policy was implemented primarily to create greater transparency regarding how...

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