One Year After GDPR: Three Common Mistakes Businesses Still Make

May 25, 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into full effect. This milestone serves as a timely reminder for any business in the EU or doing business with EU residents on both the implications of failing to protect data and the procedures needed to prevent this from happening.


British Airways faces record 183 million GDPR fine after data breach

What’s happened? British Airways is facing a record fine of £183 million, after its systems were breached by hackers last year and the personal and payment card information of around 500,000 customers were stolen. 183 million quid!? That sounds huge! Yes, it’s the biggest fine ever handed out by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).


Countdown to CCPA: Steps to Start Getting Your Content in Compliance

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), set to go into effect in January 2020, will have a big impact on companies that do business in California or collect the personal information of California citizens. Driven by growing public demand for privacy, CCPA is the latest in a line of regulations that gives individuals greater control over how their personal data can be collected, stored, purchased, or shared by private companies. Wondering what CCPA means for your business?


Report: Organizations not completely clear on what IT security incidents to report

Defining a data breach can be tough for a lot of organizations. However, since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, organizations that operate in the EU need to follow regulatory guidelines that can have real business implications if ignored. But when a cyber incident hits your organization, do you know if it needs to be disclosed to the public? How prepared are you to let your customers and authorities know?


APRA Prudential Standard CPS 234: Information Security

According to the Cisco 2018 Asia Pacific Security Capabilities Benchmark Study, 90 percent of Australian companies report that they receive up to 5,000 cyberthreats per day. For cybercriminals, Australia’s superannuation funds, banks, and insurers make for attractive targets. It is essential that these industries can protect and secure their data, including the data of their clients and customers, and respond quickly and robustly if a critical cyber-attack occurs.


The GDPR: It's been a year, did it make a difference?

Businesses are comprised of different departments and professionals, with data flowing across the organization. When there’s a data breach, it’s usually the data protection officers (DPOs), CIOs, and CISOs who take the brunt of the blame; however, since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), all staff are more responsible for data handling.