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What is GDPR? A trending topic these days is the latest data regulation that businesses all around the world will soon follow—GDPR. For those of you who don’t already know what GDPR is, let’s start with the basics. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and...

In wake of the April 2013 attack on PG&E’s Metcalf substation in San Jose, California, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop a physical security standard requiring transmission owners to identify risks posed...

Are you HIPAA compliant? Late last year, members of the U.S. Congress challenged The Director of Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Leon Rodriguez, to step up the enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He intends to put its Fining Authority to...

RiskWatch 360 product line now serving compliance risk assessment needs for the healthcare, physical security, credit union, banking, PCI, information systems and energy industries Sarasota, FL, June 18th, 2013 – RiskWatch International, LLC., today announced the expansion of its flagship Risk Assessment Software Solution: RiskWatch 360...

This Post is a direct quote from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' official website found at the following URL: https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/examples/isu-agreement-press-release.html.html "Idaho State University Settles HIPAA Security Case for $400,000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HHS Press Office Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (202) 690-6343(202) 690-6343 News Release Idaho State University (ISU)...

Plank: Going Forward, President to Update Cyberdefenses The plank of the Democratic Party platform on cybersecurity suggests that President Obama will take unilateral action to safeguard the nation's critical IT infrastructure because of Congress' inability to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation. In the Democratic Party's platform, voted on...

Penalty Resulted from Deceptive Cookie Practices Search engine giant Google Inc. will pay $22.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented its privacy promises to users of the Apple Safari web browser. The fine is the largest civil penalty the FTC has ever...

Slew of Amendments Expected as Senators Begin Debate The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 will finally come up for debate on the Senate floor on July 30, and a number of senators say they'll introduce amendments to tweak the bill to their liking. On July 26, a large...