Prediction 2021: Data Privacy in Faith Based Organizations

The proliferation of privacy rules will drive Faith-based Organizations (FBOs) to partner with trusted providers. Why do we think that? Because data is the most important asset of faith-based organizations and it is now critical for faith-based organizations to select providers able to manage evolving data categories and protection protocols which may include online behaviors,…

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Prediction 2021: Vendors Fail to Deliver on IRM

Through 2023, GRC software vendors will not deliver a standalone solution for Integrated Risk Management (IRM). Integrated Risk Management enables improved decision making and delivers more business value by integrating risk intelligence with business intelligence in activities across the enterprise. So, GRC vendors or Governance Risk and Compliance software vendors have relabeled their solutions from…

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Prediction 2021: Ransomware Gangs

Attackers are getting better at targeting at-risk industries and critical infrastructure. This trend accelerated during the early days of COVID when health systems and aid organizations were targeted by human-operated ransomware gangs. Attackers know that, when an organization’s remit is extremely time sensitive, disrupted operation can lead to loss of lives and other severe impacts.…

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The Analyst Syndicate

Data Privacy: Key Terms

Many people celebrate Merry Christmas on December 25th of each year but not the Eastern Orthodox. They celebrate on January 7th. The reason is discrepancies between the Julian (46 BC) and Gregorian (1582) calendars due to leap years and seasonal equinoxes being omitted. This difference is analogous for many businesses and service providers. As they…

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ERP Software

“You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it! (Scott McNealy, 1999)

Merriam-webster.com defines oxymoron to mean a combination of contradictory or incongruous words, such as, jumbo shrimp or lead ballon. We enjoy oxymorons so much: many websites exist just to collect examples that enable us to use these figures of speech to illustrate irony, sarcasm or the unexpected, such as, Mike and Phil as leaders are…

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Why Cybersecurity Architecture?

For the last year, my partner Ed Moyle and I have been writing a book that we wish we’d had when we were starting out in our careers. A practical, no-nonsense guide to security architecture. As experienced technical architects, we know the value of a strategic plan. One way we learned that value, was the…

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The Legal and Regulatory Landscape For Data Usage and Privacy

Facebook and Equifax Privacy Failures Put Businesses and Consumers On Notice In The Beginning In 2018, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation GDPR  laid the cornerstone for all other jurisdictions to build similar legal and regulatory data usage and privacy frameworks. GDPR’s global scope set a new level of usage obligations and privacy…

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Pandemic US Wave 2 is here now! Courtesy Image by Elias Sch from Pixabay

New Board and CEO Crisis Playbook: 5 Key Actions to focus on now

The COVID-19 crisis wave now is in the U.S. phase 2 of Board of Directors pandemic planning, governance, and management. The CEO’s pandemic planning playbook continues into crisis management action for safer financial positions with the Board. The Board is in the perfect spot to assist in reshaping a pandemic crisis management playbook. Boards must…

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