Tag Archive: Security

What’s the Actual Role of Compliance?

May 26, 2015 |
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Not long ago, I claimed on this blog that compliance is dead. Obviously, my point wasn’t that standards such as HIPAA and PCI DSS aren’t necessary, or that they aren’t evolving, because they are – it was that organizations have... Read More

Don’t be Duped: Why Context is as Important as Identity

March 10, 2015 |
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Biometric authentication represents one of the most significant steps forward in information security. As technology continues to develop, this is becoming increasingly sophisticated, with everything from fingerprints to face recognition utilized as a means of identification and access control.

Why Compliance is Dead

March 5, 2015 |
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Information security experts have long warned that compliance does not equal security. They’ve argued that simply meeting a set of minimum requirements, whether it’s PCI DSS, SOX or HIPAA, is no substitute for making security part of day-to-day life. What... Read More

Casting the Privacy Net Too Broadly?

February 18, 2014 |

Recently Ryan Calo, contributor to Forbes.com wrote that the “privacy community has been waiting for its proverbial whale song since the database debates” in an article called “OfficeMax Letter to ‘Daughter Killed in Car Crash’ Could Be Privacy’s Whale Song.”... Read More

Protect Your Content and Your People

December 5, 2013 |

This week the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is holding its Practical Privacy Series.  Yesterday we posted our Observations on NIST Appendix J from the show, and today’s post continues with the privacy theme. A recent article from IAPP’s... Read More

Who’s at Risk for a Data Breach?

July 9, 2013 |

Each week the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a non-profit organization, publishes a list of reported data breaches. The organization defines a breach as “an event in which an individual’s name plus Social Security Number (SSN), driver’s license number, medical... Read More