Posts in Policy and Regulations
What to Expect When the GDPR Goes into Effect

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s latest data protection legislation, developed to address issues regarding data privacy. The GDPR gives EU citizens more control over what companies can do with their data, while increasing fines for non-compliance and data breaches. With a May 25, 2018 enforcement date, many companies are scrambling to ensure they are in compliance with the new regulation. The GDPR will have a worldwide impact on any business or organization that uses and collects EU citizen data.

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Considering Cyber Insurance? What You Need to Know

Owning a business in this day and age can be a risky proposition. In addition to maintaining positive cash flow and keeping your customers and employees happy, you have to take steps to protect your company and assets from unexpected events that could drain your accounts and close your doors forever. Fortunately, there are many options when it comes to insurance coverage. General liability insurance covers the cost of accidents, injuries, and property damage that is inadvertently caused as a result of normal business operations. 

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The Future of Payments is Now

The United States is currently in the midst of the biggest transition of payment technology in several decades, as alternatives have emerged to provide a more secure option than the magnetic strip “swipe and sign” process used since the 1970s. Due to our longstanding use of this vulnerable payment process, the U.S. accounts for nearly half of the world’s credit card fraud, despite only 25 percent of global transactions occurring in the U.S.

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Insider Threat Demands a Proactive Approach

These days, so much attention is given to external cybersecurity threats that it is often easy to forget that insider threats can be just as damaging, especially when it comes to theft of intellectual property, trade secrets, personally identifiable information (PII), and other sensitive data. Insider threats can include current or departing employees, contractors, third party vendors, technicians, business partners, and anyone granted administrator privileges.

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