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Volume 32, Issue 3

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2017 Cyber Threats


In today’s age of having everything online, not only can your consumers or employees face passive threats in just about every social platform imaginable, but institutions are prone to actively exposing confidential data. Compliance Complications Draft EU Data Protection Regulation, which aims to provide a unified set of rules to all EU member states when it is introduced in 2017, is expected to provide long overdue clarity to the market – if the laws are given the green light. If the regulation does not pass, there is a big fear that companies will not only have to abide by the laws in 28 different countries but also deal with 28 different enforcement agencies. It may be the same directive under which they are acting, but the laws may be enforced differently. In the US, different companies are meeting different regulations, standards, and best practices through the following: NIST (National Institute for Standards and