GDPR: “Debunking Myths and Deflating Misconceptions”

Jenn Behrens (Kuma), joined again by Lauren Reid (The Privacy Pro), presented the second in the series of webinars focusing on how to practically approach GDPR strategies for organizational readiness. The November 15th webinar, “GDPR: Debunking Myths and Deflating Misconceptions,” provided vision and clarity about the realistic implications of several GDPR Articles to counter some of the increasing myths and confusion in the market today. Guidance was also provided for how to consider utilizing automated tools to prepare for or…

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Top Questions for Financial Services to Consider for NY Regulation on Cybersecurity

The State of New York Department of Financial Services issued a regulation on Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (23 NYCRR Part 500), which became effective March 1, 2017 with a 180-day transitional period that ended on August 28, 2017. The regulations include requirements for a Cybersecurity Program led by a Chief Information Security Officer. To assist Covered Entities in reviewing their organization’s compliance with the regulations, Kuma has prepared the following questions for CISOs and the senior management to…

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Blockchain: Self-Asserted Identity :: Hammer: Command Hang Strip

  You know those people who think a hammer solves everything?  Or, they think they are the hammer and everything is a nail?  Although the traditional curved-claw hammer is a great tool that can very successfully propel a nail into many objects, you don’t always need a hammer to do a job, and frequently other tools may be more appropriate to achieve the desired end result.  In reality, there are a wide array of tools that can be used to…

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Register – “GDPR: Debunking Myths & Deflating Misconceptions”

  Join Jenn and Lauren on November 15th at 11:00 AM ET for the second webinar in the series: “GDPR: Debunking Myths & Deflating Misconceptions.” We will identify some of the commonly misunderstood aspects of GDPR and learn about practical tools to support compliance. This session will review some of the common misconceptions surrounding accountability, compliance and enforcement, and what you really need to do to prepare for the regulation’s effective date. We will address the role of the Data…

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GDPR: “Keep Calm and Spend Wisely”

  Kuma is pleased to report holding the well-attended webinar “GDPR: Keep Calm & Spend Wisely,” yesterday, October 11th. Jenn Behrens and Lauren Reid provided a practical context to understanding the foundation and goal of GDPR, and three tactical steps to take in preparing for compliance ahead of the May 2018 implementation date. This first in the series of webinars, focusing on GDRP, provided a common sense approach to preparing for GDPR so that organizations do not lose the proverbial…

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Consequences associated with neglecting proper risk management strategies!

The recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement with Uber for violation of user privacy underscores the need for organizations to take workforce privacy seriously and to implement risk management practices to reduce the implications of privacy harms for both the organization and the individual users.  Workforce privacy is a growing consideration for companies as the lines between work-related data and personal data are becoming more blurred: benefits data, compliance data, social media, e-mail and chat, information security, online collaboration tools,…

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Kuma Shares Knowledge with States

  Kuma’s expertise in information security has helped the State of Oregon Department of Revenue, Santa Clara County, and San Diego Health Connect build robust Incident Response Management Programs.  By following best in breed NIST standards we have helped our clients build a clear and executable program should a breach occur.  Kuma’s wealth of knowledge in privacy, security, and authentication has allowed us to help clients in multiple markets ranging from state and local government to health information exchanges.

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Kuma’s Remote CISO Initiative

  Effective utilization of cybersecurity resources is essential as Healthcare organizations aim to improve their cybersecurity posture.  A study from healthcare informatics indicates that “organizations who employ Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) tend to adopt a more holistic approach to cybersecurity practices.”  Kuma has been working closely with the CISO in Santa Clara County, and as the remote CISO for San Diego Health Connect to provide critical services while upholding good financial stewardship and commitment to organizational efficiency.

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Jeff Shultz joins the Kuma Team

  Kuma is proud to announce the addition of Jeff Shultz to the Kuma team.  Jeff brings a combined seven years of military and civilian experience, focusing on helping clients address their operational and strategic needs, including assisting senior leaders to develop action plans from risk based system assessments.  Serving as an Air Force Reserve Cyber Operator, Jeff lead a team of 23 Airmen in defense of DoD networks and resources, including continuous monitoring, defensive strategy and policy setting, and…

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