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Live Webinar: GDPR Readiness and the Vendor Selection Process

Whether you’re a company of 50 or 50,000, GDPR readiness is no easy feat. That’s why organizations are seeking third-party solutions for the tough tasks of 72-hour breach notification, privacy awareness training, and more, all required by the landmark General Data Protection Regulation.  Join Ken Drake of Blizzard Entertainment and Adam Hoey of Potentia Concepts for a live webinar on Thursday, Feb…. Read more »

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Two Paths to Meeting GDPR Training Requirements

This article was originally published on the IAPP Privacy Advisor blog.  A DPO stands at a fork in the road, just six months before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. For months, the DPO’s team has been working on getting their program in place. They can finally see their way past writing policies… Read more »

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Healthcare Industry Insights: State of Privacy and Security Awareness

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations have proven nearly irresistible to cybercriminals in recent years. The 2017 Verizon Enterprises Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) found that 72% of malware incidents impacting the healthcare industry involved ransomware. The 2017 DBIR also found that human mistakes accounted for 80% of the breaches in the healthcare industry. We think… Read more »

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Free Game: This Is GDPR Jeopardy!

Fingers on buttons, contestants! It’s time for GDPR Jeopardy! With the effective date for the wide-reaching General Data Protection Regulation just months away on May 25, organizations around the world that handle the sensitive data of EU citizens are (or at least should be) in the midst of preparing. In a nutshell, the GDPR is… Read more »

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Full Agenda Announced for 2018 Northwest Security Awareness Forum

We’ve just announced the agenda for the first ever 2018 Northwest Security Awareness Forum, happening in beautiful Bellevue, Wash., on Feb. 13. NWSAF18 (8 a.m. to noon) will feature a half-day of engaging presentations and sessions on best practice security awareness programs, featuring stories, insights, and ideas presented by industry experts. Plus, free breakfast!  Get… Read more »

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Report: 6 in 10 US-based Employees Unaware of GDPR

With just five months remaining until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, new research from MediaPro shows more than half of US-based employees have never heard of the forthcoming regulation. With 54 percent of U.S. companies citing GDPR readiness as a top priority, this lack of understanding among the average U.S…. Read more »

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Northwest Security Awareness Forum Set for Feb. 13

We’re thrilled to announce our first ever live event designed to bring together security awareness experts and professionals to share and learn awareness best practices: The 2018 Northwest Security Awareness Forum! NWSAF18 will bring together risk-conscious security leaders in the Pacific Northwest for engaging presentations and critical conversations to inspire world-class security awareness programs. The… Read more »

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Is All Fair in Simulated Phishing?

This article originally appeared on CSO Online.  We’ve all heard the saying “all is fair in love and war,” but what about when it comes to simulated phishing? Is there a limit to how far we should go in attempting to emulate the trickery and deceptive tactics of the cybercriminals who bombard our employees with… Read more »

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