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Kuma is the world’s first and only assessor to offer identity certifications for both the US and Canada

Kuma LLC, a global privacy, security, and identity company specializing in custom cybersecurity solutions, is pleased to announce their accreditation by the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada as the first DIACC certified assessor and Readiness Advisor in the DIACC Voilà Verified Trustmark program. Building upon their success as the global market leader in NIST 800 63-3 assessments, Kuma is now the world’s first and only assessor to offer identity certifications for both the US and Canada, with certification for the UK’s Digital Identity and Attributed Trust Framework planned.
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Kuma is the world’s first and only assessor to offer identity certifications for both the US and Canada

Digital Identity Certifications & Trustmarks are Not Just for Government Business Anymore: Why Risk Future Business Without Them?

As one peruses various vendor websites in the global identity and access management industry, words like "security", "trust", "privacy", and "secure" leap off the home pages. While each vendor does its best to differentiate itself from the pack, buyers are challenged to identify the “haves” from the “have nots” when it comes to meeting their unique internal or customer requirements, or complying with regulations in the jurisdictions they do business in.
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Digital Identity Certifications & Trustmarks are Not Just for Government Business Anymore: Why Risk Future Business Without Them?

Beyond the Buzzword: What is the ‘Zero Trust Model’ and Why is it Essential?

To help understand the relatively new concept of the Zero Trust Model when it comes to data privacy and security, think of something very old: a castle from the Middle Ages. The traditional approach to security called for high walls, a moat, and a drawbridge all meant to fend off an outside attack. Those allowed inside the castle walls were considered trusted and had unchecked access. Applying the Zero Trust Model, the exterior barriers would remain, but additional interior measures would track everyone’s movements throughout the castle and reconfirm authorization prior to accessing any room. 
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Beyond the Buzzword: What is the ‘Zero Trust Model’ and Why is it Essential?

Consent is the “Little Black Dress” of Privacy

Just as the LBD could be considered an anchor of a woman’s closet – if not of the women’s fashion world in general – consent could be argued to be the LBD of the privacy world.  Every organization collecting personal information needs consent to do it.  It’s the baseline authority mechanism for collecting, processing, storing and transferring that personal information.  Consent is needed by government agencies, financial services companies, healthcare organizations, cloud communication providers, ride share platforms, online retailers, and everything in between.
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Consent is the “Little Black Dress” of Privacy

Why Kuma Believes in ‘The Art of Approachable Privacy’

“The Art of Approachable Privacy is a phrase I didn’t hear until I came to Kuma, and it’s truly one of the key advantages we have because it shows how we work with clients to set up and implement privacy programs that educate and empower employees,” Theo says. “It’s about — exactly as it says — making privacy approachable and not so scary that it seems insurmountable. Once you establish that. . . .
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Why Kuma Believes in ‘The Art of Approachable Privacy’

Data Privacy Day: The Origin Story

There’s a reason for this day! It is to celebrate the recognition of privacy, data protection, and freedom of expression. In 2007, the Council of Europe and the US House of Representatives each declared that the original signing date of a very important international convention would be recognized as Data Privacy Day. This was the date the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (‘Convention 108’) was signed on the 28th of January in 1981
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Data Privacy Day: The Origin Story

Introducing Innovation: Kuma’s New Privacy & Security Training

Whereas most privacy and security agencies simply identify risks and offer services or recommendations to remedy those vulnerabilities, Kuma takes a different approach, favoring education as the best long-term solution. Kuma’s comprehensive new training series on privacy and security matters ensures that all employees are cognizant of best practices and — even more important — understand the “why” behind the lessons. 
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Introducing Innovation: Kuma’s New Privacy & Security Training

The Future of Driver’s License is Digital

Depending on where you live in the United States, and the kind of business you are in, you have likely heard something or other about driver’s licenses going digital. Many states are exploring the value, feasibility and various approaches to issuing driver’s licenses to our mobile phones. There are a wide variety of factors, players and influences that are presenting themselves as Mobile Driver’s Licenses (mDLs) make their way to the mainstream. Let’s take a closer look at what mDLs may mean for all of us and what it is going to take to drive their adoption.
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The Future of Driver’s License is Digital

The Value of Mentorship by Ivy Orecchio

Something I have always loved about the privacy industry is that everyone has taken a different path in their careers and towards success.
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The Value of Mentorship by Ivy Orecchio

Welcome Catalino Vega to the Kuma Family

Cat comes to us with 15 years of experience in information security with a degree in Management Information Systems and Computer Programming from Southwestern. 
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Welcome Catalino Vega to the Kuma Family

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