What Does GDPR Compliance Have in Common with Sex Education?

And now that I have your attention… there really is a link between the two incongruous topics in the headline. Archive360’s Bill Tolson explains. Perhaps you remember sitting through a class in high school billed as “sex education,” yet finding it dealt so indirectly with the topic that it was difficult, if not impossible, to… Continue reading What Does GDPR Compliance Have in Common with Sex Education?

Study Exposes Breadth of Cyber Risk

New study shows SMBs face greater security exposure, but large companies still support vulnerable systems as well. Organizations with high-value external hosts are three times more likely to have severe security exposure to vulnerabilities such as outdated Windows software on their off-premise systems versus their on-premise ones. While external hosts at SMBs face greater exposure than larger… Continue reading Study Exposes Breadth of Cyber Risk

Texas Bill Would Allow Permitless Handgun Carry After Disasters

(TNS) — Unlicensed handgun owners would be allowed to carry their weapons — openly or concealed — in public for up to a week in any area where a local, state or federal disaster is declared, under a bill that has been overwhelmingly approved by the Texas House, 102 to 29. House Bill 1177 by… Continue reading Texas Bill Would Allow Permitless Handgun Carry After Disasters

It’s Spring: Time To Dust Off Forrester’s Blockchain Predictions

More than six months have passed since I wrote Forrester’s predictions 2019 report for distributed ledger technology (DLT, AKA blockchain). In the blockchain world, that’s ages ago. As I keep being asked how those predictions are shaping up, and having just attended two excellent events in New York, now’s a good time to take stock.… Continue reading It’s Spring: Time To Dust Off Forrester’s Blockchain Predictions

Mass Notification Alerting Templates for the 2019 Hurricane Season

According to hurricane research scientists at Colorado State University, early predictions for the 2019 hurricane season show a slightly below average activity level. While this could be good news, we can’t forget about the destruction caused in the past several years from hurricanes. In 2018, fifteen named storms developed with Hurricanes Michael and Florence making landfall… Continue reading Mass Notification Alerting Templates for the 2019 Hurricane Season

Top 3 Emergency Notification Tips for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2019

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2019 is May 13‑17 This global event is a time to consider business continuity and the value an effective continuity management program can have for your organization. An emergency notification system is a crucial tool in any business continuity plan. Every day, events like the following happen with no warning: Hurricanes, tornadoes,… Continue reading Top 3 Emergency Notification Tips for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2019

Culture, Digital Transformation and Other Concerns Boards Must Be Ready to Discuss

As corporate boards gather for annual shareholder meetings, the issues in the spotlight are defined by forces driving both business growth and risk. BDO’s Amy Rojik offers suggestions for how boards can be prepared to communicate with stakeholders this year. For corporate boards, spring marks the arrival of annual shareholder meeting season. Every year, shareholders… Continue reading Culture, Digital Transformation and Other Concerns Boards Must Be Ready to Discuss

Why Digitally Fit Internal Audit & Compliance Functions are Vital for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

When we walk into our homes, we can ask our voice assistants to turn the lights on, use our faces to unlock doors and monitor our home cameras on our phones. When we travel, the planes we take now include connected blockchain-based parts that regularly alert crews for vital maintenance. Brought on by the Fourth Industrial… Continue reading Why Digitally Fit Internal Audit & Compliance Functions are Vital for the Fourth Industrial Revolution