Nightfall Data Loss Prevention makes HIPAA Compliance Possible

Covered entities bound by law to follow HIPAA regulations – like healthcare providers, health plans, and others handling protected health information (PHI) – need to demonstrate efforts to secure PHI. The specific measures required to do so are detailed in the HIPAA security rule which states that covered entities must put controls into place to identify and protect against anticipated threats to the security and integrity of PHI.


Achieving Compliance with Qatar's National Information Assurance Policy

Qatar is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Finances Online, Global Finance Magazine and others consider it to be the wealthiest nation. This is because the country has a small population of under 3 million but relies on oil for the majority of its exports and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). These two factors helped to push the country’s GDP measured at purchasing power parity (PPP) to over 132,886, per Global Finance Magazine’s findings in August 2020.


Everything you need to know about DPO for schools

As legislation goes, the GDPR could be unique in its insistence that a new professional role, the Data Protection Officer (DPO), be created to ensure its mandates are properly met. But getting a DPO in place is no simple recruitment exercise, and that’s especially true for schools. For starters, people with the requisite mix of abilities and experience to do the job in educational environments are hard to find.


What Is the EU Cybersecurity Act and What Does It Mean for US-Based Businesses?

During the previous weeks, we provided a thorough overview of the EU NIS Directive, focusing on the Operators of Essential Systems (OES), the Digital Service Providers (DSP) and the compliance frameworks. Our review of the EU cybersecurity policy and strategy would be incomplete without mentioning the EU Cybersecurity Act.


South Africa's GDPR: The POPI Act and it's impact on Desktop Central users

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act puts South Africa’s data regulation standards on par with existing data protection laws around the world. It aims to protect personally identifiable information (PII), enforce individuals’ rights to privacy, and provide guidelines for lawfully processing sensitive information and notifying regulators and data holders in the event of a breach.


What CCPA means for your security practices

While you may have heard of CCPA, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, it can be hard to know what it means for your organization. In particular, what does it mean for your organization’s security practices? Like GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) before it, which despite being an EU regulation changed practices around the world, CCPA affects more than California. It’s something that all organizations around the world will need to pay attention to and comply with.


How to Comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act

Compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is a legally mandated must for all U.S. public companies and some other entities, as well. But meeting the requirements of this important law can be incredibly difficult. Preparing for a SOX compliance audit requires so much work that companies often designate entire teams full-time to the task. The law is that complex.


Trading Cookies for U.S. Federal Data Privacy Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect for two years in the European Union (EU). As Americans continue to become attentive to GDPR and their own data privacy, it’s not surprising that some data protection guidelines are emerging in the United States. Indeed, it’s safe to assume that California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was modeled from the EUs data privacy framework.

CCPA compliance: Getting ready for enforcement

With enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set for July 1, 2020, it is time for organizations to ensure their compliance strategy is in place. With the CCPA already in effect since January 2020, regulators expect the companies to be CCPA compliant now. The CCPA requires organizations to secure the sensitive data they hold, while also protecting the privacy of consumers.