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Privacy Monday – March 2, 2015: How is Your Cyber Resilience?

Posted in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Monday, Security

Welcome to March (and in the Northeast, the arrival of meteorological spring is welcome indeed……) We start this month with a question:  Have you looked at your cyber resilience? The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently described “cyber resilience” as an organization’s ability to recover critical IT systems and resume normal business operations in… Continue Reading

On the Fifth Day of Privacy, California (and Delaware) gave to me

Posted in 12 Days of Privacy, Children, Cloud Computing, Data Breach Notification, Legislation, Privacy Regulation

sing it with me now…. Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements) There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 — and four are from California.    Pull up a chair, brew that cup of tea.  It’s time to review and prepare.

Nude Photos and National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.    This is an opportunity to remind employees (and yourselves) about how to keep corporate networks and their own cyber lives secure.   All month, we will post articles that might be useful for distribution as “reminders….” along with tips and reminders.

Microsoft Loses Round in Fight Over Email Held in Irish Data Center

Posted in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, EU Data Protection Regulation, European Union

Written by Narges Kakalia Rarely do Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, Apple, Cisco and the ACLU all agree on a particular subject; rarer still that such an unlikely coalition fails. Last week, in a case of first impression, a District Court in New York denied Microsoft’s request to quash a portion of a government warrant seeking data… Continue Reading

New Draft Processor to Sub-processor Model Clauses (Art. 29 Working Party)

Posted in Cloud Computing, European Union, Privacy Regulation

Written by Susan Foster, Solicitor England & Wales/Admitted in California  (LONDON) The Art. 29 Working Party, a key advisory body to the EU Commission, recently proposed draft model clauses to cover the transfer of personal data from EEA data processors to non-EEA sub-processors. The draft model clauses have the potential to bring greater certainty to… Continue Reading

How Secure Is Your Pop-Up?

Posted in Cloud Computing, Data Breach, Data Breach Notification

Written by Cynthia Larose Our headline today does not refer to those annoying ads that “pop-up” when you visit websites.  We’re talking about the hottest trend in seasonal retailing – the pop-up store.    These are the “here today, gone tomorrow” retail locations that you see during Halloween and Christmas seasons and are now everywhere capturing… Continue Reading

Privacy and Security Not the Only Concerns in the Cloud

Posted in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Compliance & Security

Written by Jonathan Cain Security and privacy are the most frequently expressed concerns about cloud computing (defined for this article to include software as a service, platform as a service and storage as a service), but for companies that engage in research, design, development, manufacturing and servicing of items that are subject to U.S. export… Continue Reading

A Birthday Tribute to Dr. Seuss

Posted in Cloud Computing

Cloud Security According to Dr. Seuss Credit and props to Graham Thompson, CCSK, CISSP (www.intrinsec.ca)   The budget was tight. For hardware we could not pay. So we sat around thinking All that cold, cold, wet day.   I sat there with Sally We sat there, we two. And I said “How I wish we… Continue Reading