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August 15, 2016  1:08 PM

Bitcoin hack leaves investors apprehensive

Christian Stafford Christian Stafford Profile: Christian Stafford
Bitcoin, Data privacy, Data-security, Hack, HIPPA, Pokemon GO, privacy, Security, Tinder

Investors are nervous about bitcoin's future value after Bitfinex, one of the world's "big four" bitcoin exchanges, was hacked and had nearly $65 million worth of bitcoins stolen. Also in...

July 28, 2016  1:24 PM

Privacy Shield gets regulators’ stamp of approval

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Data access, Data privacy, Data transfer, GDPR, GRC strategy, HIPAA Compliance, PHI, Privacy Shield, regulatory compliance, SEC

The Privacy Shield data transfer pact finally received the green light from U.S. and EU privacy regulators, and businesses can begin registering to comply with the framework Aug. 1. Also in recent GRC news: The SEC calls for better transparency for brokers' order routing practices, and a University...


July 15, 2016  11:48 AM

Gartner: Cybersecurity control a concern for digital businesses

Mekhala Roy Mekhala Roy Profile: Mekhala Roy
cybersecurity

Digitization requires big changes to companies' strategic processes, and security is no different: In a recent report, Gartner predicts that 60% of digital businesses will experience...


June 17, 2016  12:34 PM

Medical records theft from NFL team’s trainer could violate HIPAA

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Data breach, Dodd-Frank, EMR, grc, HIPAA, risk, SEC

Late last month, the NFL Players Association informed its member teams that a Washington Redskins trainer's laptop containing players' medical records was stolen and that it would collaborate with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to determine possible patient privacy violations....


May 26, 2016  1:19 PM

How security standards help companies prioritize data protection

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Authentication, Consumer data, Data security standards, GRC strategy, nist, Privacy and security, regulatory compliance, SANS, Threat intelligence

In part one of this blog post, John Pescatore, director at the nonprofit cybersecurity training provider SANS Institute, delved into...


May 26, 2016  1:10 PM

Businesses must look beyond regulations for security and privacy guidance

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Consumer data, Data security standards, GRC strategy, personal data, Privacy and security, regulatory compliance, SANS

Last month, Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence unveiled a draft of the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016 that would require all technology companies -- from mobile device manufacturers to application makers -- to comply with court orders...


May 5, 2016  9:12 AM

PCI DSS 3.2 multifactor requirement among the version’s biggest changes

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Blockchain, Compliance, Data security standards, GDPR, grc, IBM, multifactor authentication, PCI compliance, PCI DSS, regulatory compliance, SEC

Details surrounding the updated Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard show that version 3.2 includes new multifactor authentication and encryption requirements. Also in recent GRC news: SEC enforcement actions -- or the lack of them -- are raising concerns about the agency's ability to...


April 28, 2016  12:15 PM

At Google, company culture key is to assuring consumer privacy

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Consumer data, Corporate culture, Data privacy, Data regulations, Google, online privacy, Privacy and security, regulatory compliance

The lack of comprehensive federal privacy legislation leaves not only consumers vulnerable, but also companies frustrated. Many consumers lack information about the many ways their personal data is used, what parties use it, and the ways it could be potentially misused; meanwhile, companies seeking...


April 15, 2016  10:15 AM

FCC’s consumer privacy proposal: Harmful to innovation?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Consumer data, Data privacy, FCC, FTC, Net Neutrality, SEC

The FCC's newly proposed privacy protection rules requires broadband and wireless providers to obtain consumer consent before collecting and sharing their data, but some are concerned this approach is detrimental to innovation. Also in recent GRC news: The U.S. Department of Justice announced a...


April 12, 2016  12:01 PM

Twine Health CEO: Frequent, real-time interaction boosts patient trust

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Consumer confidence, Consumer data, consumer health IT, Data privacy, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, patient data privacy

Despite the prevalence of consumer data collection and analysis today, there remains a glaring lack of clear policies and legislation around the protection of that data, according to


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