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Kuma is excited to bring you an update of our most recent work. We help organizations transition from a state of privacy and security compliance to a state of operational excellence. You can stay up-to-date on everything by following us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook! Kuma will be presenting at the 2017 Conference for the International Association for Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM) to address the growing importance of workforce privacy across the industry.  “Intersection of Workforce and Organizational Privacy in Today’s Global…

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Right to Privacy – A time to define anew?

Authored by Jenn Behrens, Partner and Executive Vice President of Privacy The conflict between individual privacy and the explosion of the media’s invasion into personal lives was emphasized over the last several months again through several incidents involving celebrities. First, the public witnessed the release of an athlete’s personal medical records on Twitter and national television earlier this summer. Adam Schefter, a reporter for ESPN, tweeted an image of NFL player Jason Pierre-Paul’s medical records in July of 2015. The…

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KUMA Attends the ONC/NIST Workshop on the Use of Blockchain in Healthcare and Research

Authored by Jenn Behrens, Partner and Executive Vice President of Privacy and Scott Shorter, Vice President of Security. We were excited to be on-site supporting and attending the Use of Blockchain in Healthcare and Research Workshop  , hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) on September 26th and 27th this week.  Practitioners, government agencies and academics were all in attendance to discuss implications of blockchain as infrastructure…

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KUMA has LAUNCHED!

We are excited to let you know about the next stage of our company! As you know, Kimble & Associates started a little over 2 years ago with the goal of improving the security and privacy of organizations and solutions across the world. We have evolved and expanded, and we have officially changed our organization’s name from Kimble and Associates to KUMA. This change is a reflection of our company growth and strength in the privacy and security spaces, as…

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Advancing the Identity Conversation at GIS

Authored by Jenn Behrens, Partner and Executive Vice President of Privacy. Kimble & Associates was proud to participate in last week’s AFCEA GIS conference. We were able to attend some great sessions, and happy to present as well. Jenn represented the privacy perspective of identity management in collaborations with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The panel participants Jenn Behrens, Brian Kuwahara, Brent Kynaston, and Scott Swann represented several stakeholders engaged through various projects and work efforts with…

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IAPP Privacy.Security.Risk 2016 Conference – What a show!

Authored by Jenn Behrens, Partner and Executive Vice President of Privacy. The IAPP 2016 Privacy.Security.Risk (PSR) Conference in San Jose, California did not let us down. The IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress came together to present this great forum for professionals in both the privacy and security arenas to collect, share, and learn from one another through a series of workshops, presentations and panel discussions. The PSR focuses on the interplay of privacy and security with risk, which reflects…

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NIST Privacy Controls Workshop – Recap

Authored by Jenn Behrens, Partner and Executive Vice President of Privacy and Scott Shorter, Vice President of Security We attended the NIST Privacy Controls Workshop held at the Department of Transportation on September 8, 2016, which was largely focused on NIST Special Publication 800-53 (Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organization). NIST SP 800-53 was designed to provide policy guidance for federal agencies to manage security and privacy controls in organizational operations and systems. The majority of…

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Getting Privacy Right in Blockchain

  Authored by Jenn Behrens, Partner, EVP Privacy There is growing intrigue around the applicability of blockchain solutions across markets and segments. Blockchain solutions are designed to inherently emphasize trust while increasing efficiency in the cryptographic hashing of information throughout a distributed Merkel tree model. One of the goals of blockchain solutions is to enable users to develop an immutable identity transaction history including confidential verified identity information that could be used for identity transactions. Resultantly, the blockchain would act…

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