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Happy One Year GDPR Enforcement Day

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since the GDPR enforcement took effect (May 25, 2018). For many, the honeymoon (or “honeydo”) hasn’t quite worn off yet, as organisations are  still trying to ensure they meet some level of conformity to the most encompassing privacy regulation to date. There are also those who will…

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Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2019: What Are the Third-Party Risk Implications?

Prevalent Inc. Intelligence Analyst, Shawn Stefanick, provides analysis on Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) through the lens of how top third-party vulnerabilities are perpetuating breaches, and what preventative measures can be put in place. The Verizon DBIR 2019 was released on May 8th, and with it comes the annual treasure trove of lessons, use…

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CEFPRO Risk Insights: Third Party Risk and the Cloud – Interview with Sean O’Brien, MD

Ahead of DVV Solutions sponsorship of the 4th Annual CEFPRO Vendor & Third Party Europe on 18th & 19th June, Sean O’Brien – Managing Director, DVV Solutions – spoke with Risk Insights magazine for a quick-fire interview on what to expect from our panel discussion on “Ensuring effective controls for cloud providers to understand where…

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The Realities of Raising Fraud Awareness

If you could print $200 million on your home printer each year, how would it affect the world economy? If all humans could avoid physical contact with each other for two weeks, would the common cold be eradicated? If every person on earth aimed a laser pointer at the moon, would the moon change color?…

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Cyber readiness levels stall as attacks reach new intensity – Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2019

Sharp increase in the number and cost of cyber attacks    Hiscox has released it third annual Cyber Readiness Report, providing an up-to-the-minute picture of the cyber readiness of organisations across the US and Europe, as well as a blueprint for best practice in the fight to counter the ever-evolving cyber threat. The report finds…

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Third-Party Risk – Moving from Sharing is Scary to Sharing is Caring

Leveraging Reusable Content to Expedite Third-Party Risk Reduction Efforts Storing your information security content and associated artifacts in a shareable network will stop the pandemonium, opening opportunities to reduce risk, and face resiliency head on. “Sharing is caring!” We all heard this phrase growing up and in today’s information security world it still proves to…

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FCA releases Cyber Security – Industry Insights, March 2019

Promoting a wider view of Third-Party risk   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released its FCA Cyber Security – Industry Insights briefing paper, developed from the output of their Cyber Coordination Groups (CCGs) to aid the improvement of cyber security practices amongst members and help promote understanding and awareness of innovative cyber practices. The…

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Third-Party Risk and the Digitisation of the Public Sector

Third-Party Risk and the Digitisation of the Public Sector   The public sector handles some of the most private and sensitive personal data, including financial, health and social security records, and citizens have the right to expect it will be managed as safely and securely as possible. At the same time there is an ever-increasing…

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Exercising Good Data Privacy and Compliance Judgement

Exercising Good Data Privacy and Compliance Judgement   Those of us in the privacy profession knew it was only a matter of time that privacy-minded organisations would eventually see the benefits of their internal analysis and hard work. Their efforts to refine and/or create policies, procedures, standards and practices that better secure and guard privacy…

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Data Protection Day – A timely reminder of the principles and importance of GDPR 3rd Party Compliance

Happy Data Protection Day! January 28th 2019 is Data Protection Day (a.k.a. Data Privacy Day), providing a focal point to the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust between data subjects and those who store, process and use their data. In support of Data Protection Day the web site www.staysafeonline.org provides a suite…

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