• Sep 20
    2017
    Between the enormous Equifax data leak from last week, the WannaCry hack, and new phishing scams affecting Facebook and WhatsApp users, the headlines of today prove that it’s a rather frightening time in the world of internet security. Luckily, there are a few quick changes that you can make to improve your overall cybersecurity: Make sure each password is unique and strong. – Be sure to never use the same ...
  • Sep 19
    2017
    By Alyssa Rosinski, Global Business Development Director, IAPP I have a confession to make: I am not a privacy professional. If you’re looking to write your privacy policy or conduct a privacy impact assessment, I know of 31,000 privacy pros who could help you with that. What I can help you with is sharing the business case for why privacy should be top of mind for you and your clients. ...
  • Sep 12
    2017
    Written by Nastja Starcic Today, 50% of the world’s population is connected to the Internet, while 2.8 billion people globally use social media. Those are huge figures to tap into as a marketplace. In recent years, across countries and industries, organizations are reporting a shortage of digital professionals. This lack of expertise is having a significant impact on the ability of businesses to reach digital maturity and compete in a ...
  • Sep 06
    2017
    The 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, which is available here (registration required), examined the impact of 20 different factors on the cost of a data breach. I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss the top five of those factors. Presence of an incident response team (13% reduction in cost). I have noted before that the factor with the greatest impact on the average cost of a ...
  • Aug 29
    2017
    I don’t know what dinner table conversation is like at your house, but at mine we discuss the day’s activities, new things in our lives, the weather, errands we need to run, chores we need to do, and sometimes books and movies. But if I happen to start talking about the issues I wrestle with every day — data privacy, digital marketing, the cloud, IT certification, the Internet of Things, ...
  • Aug 23
    2017
    A worldwide survey this year of 26,000 consumers found that in 2016, 48% of respondents were driven by access to virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) in making smartphone purchase decisions. In 2017, the proportion rose to 54%. The survey, which was performed by Accenture, is summarized by an infographic on Accenture’s site, and it’s worth your time to go have a look at it. But I am particularly ...
  • Aug 16
    2017
    There is a park in downtown Boston known as the Boston Common. It dates from 1634, when it was purchased from the first European settler in Boston by the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Members of the colony were allowed to graze their cows there, but that only lasted two years, because people brought so many cows to make use of what appeared to be a “free” resource that ...
  • Aug 08
    2017
    In 1991, at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, England, the coffee machine was located next to the Trojan Room. In order to save people the disappointment of making a trek to the coffee machine and finding it empty, a couple of the researchers set up a 28 x 28 px greyscale camera pointed at the coffee machine and connected the camera to the Laboratory’s network, so that ...