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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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States are making great strides in delivering privacy-enabling services!

States are increasingly embracing their role in protecting the online privacy of their residents and organizations.  Delaware, California and Utah are leading the way in online privacy protections according to recent analysis of privacy protections across various metrics. Comparitech utilized a 14-metric evaluation tool to analyze the variation amongst states throughout the continental U.S. indicating privacy’s importance from state to state.  Kuma is proud to be engaged with several states to improve privacy protections for citizens, including contract vehicles in…

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“Kuma’s presence expands with the addition of multiple state-wide contract awards”

Kuma recently expanded their presence in the information security and privacy professional services realm with several statewide contract awards.  Kuma currently works with national and international organizations across the public and private domains to improve their security, privacy, and identity postures.  In this light, Kuma is pleased to expand our presence to the states of Hawaii, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia to support the following initiatives: Hawaii – The State of Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has selected…

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Kuma partners with Soteritech!

Kuma, LLC is excited to announce a new partnership with Soteritech (www.soteritech.com). Soteritech specializes in insider threat detection and prevention including response training for working groups, development of custom programs, and employee training on threat recognition and response tactics. Soteritech provides a great balance to Kuma’s incident response and preparedness services. We are excited for the opportunity for a long-lasting strategic partnership!

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Latest from KUMA

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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