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G is for Global, Except for GDPR

What is GDPR? For organizations holding information on individuals that must consider data privacy requirements, the G stands for “General” as the General Data Protection Regulation. Is G not for Global? Occasionally I hear someone incorrectly refer to “Global” regarding the G in GDPR. Beyond the G, there seems to be some confusion  about GDPR […]

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The Motivations of Those with #Privilege

Recent events with the Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump serve as a reminder of the power of privilege and the potential risk when that power is misused. In this case it appears that a Twitter employee (insider, who was supposedly on the way out the door), perhaps felt motivated based on tweets that they found objectionable or […]

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ISACA-LA Presentation “Cybersecurity in Trump Era”

At my recent talk presented at ISACA-LA titled “Cybersecurity in Trump Era” , I shared with the audience the areas that vendors, enterprises, and auditors need to follow to be prepared for anticipated changes in Federal cybersecurity legislation. While the presentation was lengthy, here are some brief highlights: Trump has signed an executive order extending […]

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GDPR Demystified

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – is a pan-European data protection law that goes into effect in May 2018. Much has been said and written about it and the scaremongers keep rubbing the fine of ‘€20 million or 4% of the organization’s global annual turnover per incident’ in the event of non-compliance by any […]

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IBM Cloud Secure Virtualization: A HyTrust Joint Solution with IBM Cloud and Intel

HyTrust is proud to announce our new joint solution with IBM Cloud and Intel, IBM Cloud Secure Virtualization. This new offering solves for security and compliance barriers to cloud adoption, enabling organizations, especially in highly regulated industries, to take full advantage of the efficiency, agility and scalability of the cloud without worry. HyTrust has partnered […]

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Amazon Down! – Is Your Organization at Risk for Admin Errors, Too?

Dozens of websites and apps were knocked offline. Hundreds of thousands of business were impacted. Millions of dollars in revenue was lost. One command was entered incorrectly. That’s the short version of the Amazon S3 Service Disruption that began on February 28th  at 1:40 p.m. EST. On March 2nd, Amazon published the long version, including […]

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BYOK and Leave It

Spending the last few days at the RSA Conference reminds me how much I enjoy interaction with customers (current or potential); people willing to share their point of view and knowledge about the security challenges they face. Invariably, there is a theme. This year, the theme was BYOK (Bring Your Own Key). When working with […]

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Like Bacon and Eggs, VMware Encryption and HyTrust Key Management

Some things really are better together, like bacon and eggs. You can have just eggs, but breakfast is oh so much better if you can add bacon for a complete breakfast. When it comes to virtual machine encryption, like eggs, you can go without the bacon, or in this case key management, but it’s incomplete. […]

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Thank You, Dr. Amoroso, for Making 3 Smart Cybersecurity Recommendations to the President-Elect

In what is likely the first open letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump from a member of the U.S. cybersecurity community, an industry leader has made three smart recommendations regarding the nation’s security defenses—including choosing one standard security compliance framework (NIST), reducing dependence on enterprise perimeters, and expanding the educational Cyber Corps program. HyTrust applauds […]

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