When discussing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), two main issues are often raised: the benefits it brings to individuals, or the financial and organisational consequences it has on companies. However, its representing a real key asset for European firms is often omitted.
23 NYCRR 500 is coming soon. As in, January 1, 2017. So, get ready.
Despite global IT security spending peaking in 2016 at $81billion which represents a 7.9 percent increase on 2015, local government organisations in the UK have seen a 14 percent increase in the number of reported data breaches. Local government was second only to the UK health sector when measured by the total number of reported data breaches.
Shadow IT has CIO’s caught between a rock and a hard place, pushed to deliver the required infrastructure for the business to function whilst remaining nimble and innovative to stay ahead of competitors.
With an ever evolving regulatory landscape and with increasingly smart technology at our fingertips, it’s probably time we paused to examine the way we’re doing business. Just because it’s been done a certain way for years, it doesn't mean that’s still the right way. Businesses need to start seeing the bigger picture rather than forever playing catch-up, as so many are guilty of thus far. Breaking the cycle means analysing the threats that businesses can anticipate both now and in the coming months and years, and determining the smartest solution for them.
It’s time for change, and real progress. This article examines how and why it’s coming, whether you like it or not, and how to make it work for your business.