“Get your Data Privacy Day on!”

Kuma is delighted to join South Carolina at the Data Privacy Day Seminar and to sponsor an IAPP Privacy After Hours event in Columbia, SC! Data Privacy Day is an internationally recognized day to raise awareness on privacy and data protection.  The Kuma team is honored to participate in the South Carolina Data Privacy Day Seminar, presented by the Enterprise Privacy Office under the South Carolina Department of Administration’s Division of Technology.  Kuma is proud to share our industry knowledge…

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The House that Kuma built, Privacy, Security and…Fixer Upper? #thatsright

    Authored by your Kuma Family – Happy New Year! 2017 was quite a banner year for Kuma. 2016 was an impressive one, we’ll admit. Our foundation was solid, our walls were framed, the lines were plumbed, and there was reliable power in the house. Metaphorically, 2017 was the year that we painted the walls, hung the paintings and moved the furniture in. We continued to serve our marquee clients while we formed strong partnerships with new red-letter ones,…

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Kuma’s Privacy and Security Quick Technology Tips for the Holidays

Hi Friends! The Holidays are here, and technology is a top priority on many wish-lists across the globe. With technology, comes great responsibility for parents and their children, in understanding the impact these devices can have on their day-to-day lives. As busy as life has become, we often fall subject to the complacent nature of the convenience new technology introduces into our lives. However, with that convenience comes a great level of data sharing and implicated privacy risk that must…

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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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