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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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CEO vs. CISO Mindsets, Part III: Value at Risk For CISOs

To convince CEOs and CFOs to invest in data security software, CSOs have to speak their language. As I started describing in the previous post, corporate decision makers spend part...

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CEO vs. CISO Mindsets, Part II: Breach Risk, Security Investment, and Thinking Like an MBA

In the last post, I brought up the cultural differences between CEOs and CISOs. One group is managing and growing the business, using spreadsheets to game plan various money making...

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CEO vs. CISO Data Security Mindsets, Part I

If you want to gain real insight into the disconnect between IT and the C-levels, then take a closer look at the Cyentia Institute’s Cyber Balance Sheet Report, 2017. Cyentia...

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Ponemon and NetDiligence Remind Us Data Breach Costs Can Be Huuuge!

Those of us in the infosec community eagerly await the publication of Ponemon’s annual breach cost analysis in the early summer months. What would summer be without scrolling through the...

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What C-Levels Should Know about Data Security, Part I: SEC Gets Tough With Yahoo Fine

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned companies back in 2011 that cyber incidents can be costly (lost revenue, litigation, reputational damage), and therefore may need to be reported to investors....

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[Podcast] Varonis CFO & COO Guy Melamed: Preventing Data Breaches and Reducing Risk, Part Two

In part two of my interview with Varonis CFO & COO Guy Melamed, we get into the specifics with data breaches, breach notification and the stock price. What’s clear from our...

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[Podcast] Varonis CFO & COO Guy Melamed: Preventing Data Breaches and Reducing Risk, Part One

Recently, the SEC issued guidance on cybersecurity disclosures, requesting public companies to report data security risk and incidents that have a “material impact” for which reasonable investors would want to know about. How does the...

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Another GDPR Gotcha: HR and Employee Data

Have I mentioned recently that if you’re following the usual data security standards (NIST, CIS Critical Security Controls, PCI DSS, ISO 27001) or common sense infosec principles (PbD), you shouldn’t...

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