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Ransom – GDPR Style

According to Gartner, less than 50% of companies will be ready to comply with GDPR (the new data privacy regulation) that goes into effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018. On that date, non-compliance will cause stiff penalties of 20 million Euros or 4% of the company’s global revenues to kick in. With …

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Microsoft 2017: A Year in Review

To say Microsoft had a big year in 2017 would be an understatement. Impressively, for all the changes that were implemented, Microsoft never lost its sense of focus on delivering innovative products and services. Let’s take a look: Microsoft 365 Microsoft 365 completely changed Microsoft’s licensing strategy by reconfiguring Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) into a …

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Equifax Has Fallen Victim to a Massive Category 5 Breach

This week, the company to whom we had given our most sensitive information, Equifax, has now been compromised. That breach has the potential to ruin a lot of lives, perhaps for a lifetime. Equifax is one of the leading credit reporting companies that collects personally-identifiable-information (PII) on 144 million people in the USA and many …

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COMPAREX Security Event Recap: 6 Concerns You Need to Know About

On Thursday, June 22nd, COMPAREX hosted a security roundtable focused on future threats. While the atmosphere was hot and humid outside, it was anything but on the inside. We had our fair share of cocktails and fan favorites (guacamole and buffalo chicken rolls), then settled into the roundtable and introduced ourselves. Accordingly, each introduction included …

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Qubits: Coming to a Computer Near You

What are qubits? In classical computing, data is stored in bits. These bits can exist in one of two states – 1s or 0s; off or on. Quantum computing, on the other hand, uses “qubits” (quantum bits). Unlike bits, qubits can store more information than just a 1 or 0. They do this because they …

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Digital Privacy Laws: A Case of Bipolar Continents

European Union On May 25, 2018 – less than a year from now – the EU will put into effect one of the most far reaching and punitive measures dealing with digital privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is literally privacy on steroids and far beyond what we have ever seen. A long list …

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